YouTuber Nicole Arbour caused quite a ruckus after posting a video titled, "Dear Fat People," where she spends six minutes making statements like, “Fat shaming, who came up with that? That’s fucking brilliant.”
You know who doesn’t think it’s fucking brilliant? Women like Whitney Way Thore, Meghan Tonjes, Kendall Rae and Grace Helbig. The emotional response from these vloggers demonstrates how one video can be such a harmful trigger.
Star of TLC's My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Whitney Way Thore, breaks down the facts, shuts down Arbour’s “concerns,” and provides an inspiring message for her audience.
Meghan Tonjes, a singer and songwriter well known for encouraging body positivity, describes the video as “lazy comedy, wrapped in health and concern trolling, tied in a fucking privileged bow.”
Kendall Rae takes “Dear Fat People,” as an opportunity to tell her subscribers about her struggle with both a thyroid disorder and bulimia.
Grace Helbig, a YouTube comedian whose videos usually are filled with comedic antics, took a timeout from being funny to get real about how disturbing she found Arbour’s video.
These four responses have garnered more than 1.8 million views combined next to the 2.1 million views of “Dear Fat People.”
And Arbour isn’t finished spewing her “satire.” Her latest video, "Most Offensive Video EVER," pokes at some of these heartfelt personal responses with fake crying and statements like, “Did someone rename McDonald’s and ice cream thyroid, because I missed the memo.”
Yeah, Nicole you also missed the memo on how to be a decent human. But hey, it’s all in the name of comedy, right?