VIDEO: This Comedian’s Fat-Shaming Video Sparked a Viral Take-Down from TLC …

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‘You are killing yourself’: Female comedian posts scathing YouTube rant about why ‘obese people’ deserve to be ‘shamed’ for their ‘bad habits and overeating’.

You might remember Nicole Arbour from her mildly offensive video earlier this year called Dear Instagram Models, in which she criticises women who post suggestive photos on the internet, despite her own Instagram account being full of pretty much the same thing. A female comedian, who has come under fire for her controversial video shaming ‘fat people’, claims the explosive clip got her YouTube page temporarily disabled as many social media stars speak out against her harsh words.But after her viral video “Dear Fat People” received outcry from commenters and leaders in the body acceptance community, her YouTube and Google+ channels were temporarily disabled Sunday. “We literally broke the Internet… With comedy. #censorship” Arbour tweeted after her account was taken down. (It has since been reinstated.) The video remained posted at Facebook, where it has more than 18 million views and 175,000 likes.Arbour continues: “I’m not talking about people who have a little bit of cushion for the pushin’…I’m talking about the 35 percent of North Americans who are obese”.

Well, apparently Ms Arbour wasn’t content with just slut shaming anyone who’s posted a bikini pic, she’s determined to offend another demographic with her irritatingly chirpy insults, and this time she’s taking aim at obese people. Some claim that what Arbour did was wrong while some appear to agree that we can not compare fat-shaming to that of discriminating against race, gender and sexual preference. The latest video of the comedian attacks people overweight and gives a very nasty look at how YouTube stars thrive on hateful ideas as they attack people for shock value. Both made strong points and gave viewers a reason to think about how inappropriate it can be to fat shame (or body shame) another individual. “There’s a race card”, she said. Pointing out how people actually are killing themselves over the social pressures focused on the way someone looks, it appears that Nicole Arbour is way off the mark when it comes to her take of so-called fat people.

Nicole, being a pinnacle of knowledge on every minority group, goes on to explain that there is a race card, a disability card and a gay card that’s “covered in glitter”. In the YouTube community, where acceptance has flourished and users are prompted to share their own stories (including the high-profile, celebrity-driven “It Gets Better” campaign), the video’s backlash was not unexpected.

Whitney Way Thore, star of TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life, took issue with the video and posted a response of her own, which has gained about 50,000 views. Leaving her, as well as other YouTube personalities like her, left receiving her 15-minutes of fame by bullying people in the world instead of using her talent. Arbour, who said she received an email from Google, You Tube’s owner, warning her about violating its terms, claimed to be “the first comedian in the history of @YouTube to be #censored”. In Nicole Arbour’s six-minute rant which includes cussing and goes into detail describing how overweight people should lose weight and how overweight people are causing her unnecessary grief, the negativity is quite intense.

According to Medical Daily on Sunday, the YouTube creator appeared to intentionally start the fight online as Arbour anticipated the negative responses, which is why the video comments are disabled. She addresses Nicole directly, saying: “The problem with you prefacing the video this way is that the next time you see a fat person, you don’t know if that person has a medical condition that caused them to gain weight. Maybe I am jealous that you get to eat whatever you want.’ ‘Obesity is a disease?’ she asks. ‘Yeah, so is being a shopaholic – but I don’t get a f***king parking pass. Not able to walk away from the undesirable projections of the video, several people have stepped up to correct Nicole Arbour’s discussion on weight.

I am the one with all of the bags.’ After suggesting that obese people should be forced to park at the back of the mall parking lot so they have to ‘walk to the doors and burn some calories’, she asks why we as a society are helping them, calling it ‘assisted suicide’. ‘If you want to be positive to your body, workout and eat well. I have had issues with body image in the past.” Another famous face making a stand against Nicole is the plus-sized winner of America’s Next Top Model, Whitney Thompson, who also hit back at Nicole in her own video response. Nicole remembers that when she sat down in her aisle seat, she was asked if she could move for a disabled person – who ended up being the son from the ‘fat family’.

While social media is freaking out about Nicole Arbour’s latest video, the YouTube star just reinforced why Hollywood is so resistant to this type of celebrity. I am saying this because your friends should be saying it to you.’ After posting the video on YouTube, she disabled the comments, tweeting: ‘It doesn’t mean I’m scared, it means I don’t give a f**k what you have to say’. You cannot tell a person’s health, physical or otherwise from looking at them.” • Thore: “Heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, these are illnesses that affect millions of people worldwide from skinny to fat and everything in between.” Shortly after Thore posted her response, many tens of thousands rallied around her to show their support though some continued criticizing her and even encouraged her to “kill herself.” Arbour claims her YouTube account was suspended over the video, though it appears to be live again as of Monday afternoon.

Which really bums me out,’ she says. ‘I just consider you kind of mean.’ And Tony Posnanski, from Orlando, Florida, wrote about about how he was the ‘fat kid sitting next to Nicole Arbour’ on the flight she referenced in her video. ‘The truth is you humiliated me by yelling and screaming about my weight,’ he wrote to Nicole. ‘You made a mockery of a little boy for being different than you.

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