When you’re funny, but somehow still manage to get fired on your day off..
Comedian Nicole Arbour just lost a job over “Dear Fat People” video.. The video posted on September 3, already has over 3 Million Youtube views and has everyone pissed off.
And if you think it’s just a simple fat shaming video, you would be wrong, Nicole Arbour just went ham on all the fat people..
Even I was shocked..
“I don’t feel bad for you because you are taking your body for granted… What are you going to do, fat people?
What are you going to do? You going to chase me? I can get away from you by walking at a reasonable pace.”
She went so ham on fat people that I might even put my burger and fries down for a week.
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After posting the controversial video titled, “Dear Fat People,” Nicole Arbour not only received backlash from other comedians and YouTube personalities, as well as celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen, but it also cost the comedian a job. Arbour, who had previously worked with the Toronto Argonauts Cheerleaders, was hired to choreograph scenes for an anti-bullying, dance film called Don’t Talk to Irene. She has since been fired from the gig.
In a statement to Zap2it, Don’t Talk to Irene director Pat Mills talked about his decision to work with Arbour. “We met with a woman who not only did traditional dance choreography, but was a cheerleader as well,” explained Mills. “She was fun and nice and had a lot of energy.” Mills was planning to meet with Arbour to brainstorm scenes, until he watched the fat-phobic video. “I saw something on the Internet that made me never want to see her again,” he said.
Mills explained that bullies—like Arbour—were the reason he was making the film:
“It’s a body-positive teen dance movie set in a retirement home,” Mills says of the plot. “It’s about a 16-year-old girl who dreams of being a cheerleader, but she is constantly bullied for being fat. She learns that she doesn’t have to change anything about herself to be awesome because she already is.”
“[‘Dear Fat People’] is an unfunny and cruel fat-shaming video that guises itself about being about ‘health’,” Mills says of the clip. “It’s fat phobic and awful. It went on for over for six minutes. I felt like I had been punched in the gut. I was so upset I was shaking like Shelley DuVall in the ‘The Shining’.”
Arbour isn’t apologizing for the controversial video. In fact, she feels proud she’s started a conversation about weight, body image and what it means to be a female comedian.
But in an interview, Arbour, who has 159,000 YouTube subscribers, maintained that the video is satire and anyone who doesn’t realize that is missing the point.
“I feel it’s really important that we make fun of everybody,” she told TIME. “I think [what] brings us together and unites us as people is that we can poke fun at all of us.”
Arbour doesn’t see her comments as bullying, but rather an intense form of truth-telling. She said she hopes the video convinces people to exercise and eat healthier, and she bristled at the idea that people had found her words offensive.
“I find seeing someone’s head being blown off offensive,” she said. “I find children starving in a country with more than enough food offensive. I find women’s bodies being mutilated for religious purposes, that is offensive to me. But words and satire I don’t find offensive.”
Arbour said her comments were partly inspired by other comedians who have touched on weight issues, like Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling and Sarah Silverman. One difference, though, is that these comedians tend to make fun of themselves—like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes in 2013—rather than treating fat people in general as a humorous topic.
Personally I feel the world is headed to a place where it’s all about lies and fallacy.. One day it just might be illegal to speak the truth…