“Fat-shaming is not a thing. Fat people made that up. That’s the race card, with no race.” – Nicole Arbour
So with the buzz going around the interwebs about this Nicole Arbour video called “Dear Fat People…”. By the name alone you kinda get an idea on where this is going haha. You can’t find this video on YouTube anymore, they took that down. In fact YouTube took down Nicole Arbour whole channel & her website is gone as well. Sadly you can see more of her videos on Facebook/Twitter as well as “Dear Fat People…”. I watched the video and was in total bewilderment on what I just saw…. She tries to be funny… It’s not even trying really… It’s the train wreck type of thing, where someone thinks that they are funny. But aren’t.. But they continue anyways and fail on every level. The “Dear Fat People…” was upsetting, more annoying than anything else really. But way beyond called for. I’ve watched some of the other videos that she had made. Again, bewilderment….
This girl really has no talent. I mean if you go to her Wiki page it lists off her Dance and Cheerleading career. Lack of music career. I mean the whole thing reads like what we call in the comic world; “A One Shot”. Now let me state that my “internet career” isn’t anything magical as well. But I stick to what I know: Blogging, Podcasts, Gaming! I have a normal job, I have to save up to go to conventions or events. I rarely get a free pass invites events, etc. You know what? That is fine really. I thankful for what I have and where I’m at and the people who I know/work with on a everyday basis.
Anywho, that’s off topic…. But this video is way beyond anything of rational thought. She goes on to promote Fat Shaming. Stating that we should Fat Shame people into losing weight.. That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works!
“Fat-shaming is not a thing. Fat people made that up. That’s the race card, with no race.”
“If [I] offend you so much that you lose weight, I’m OK with that, You are killing yourself.”
“What are you gonna do, fat people? Are you gonna chase me?”
You know… It’s a rare thing for me to jump on the internet train when people are upset about some like this. I’m not one you get into the middle of internet/YouTube drama. But this hit a cored with myself. I as a kid and as an adult, have had this never ending battle with weight. In middle school and freshmen year high school I was at 300 lbs. At the end of high school in to college years I got down to 160! Then 185 and that is normal for my size, being 6’2. But over the past few years I’ve been going between 185 to 290. I’m at 260 right now. I know in my younger years the weight was a hard topic for me and was vary embarrassed about how I looked and was made fun of. But now a days I really don’t care what people think, most of the time. I find myself wanting to lose weight, not for other people. But for healthy reasons. Oh sure I have my vices and a lot of people do! And that is okay! I’m sure my guilty pleasures aren’t going to go away anytime soon. HAHA Just some nights you just want M&M’s!
But this whole things is blown up and people like boogie2988 or Meghan Tonjes have made a response video to this “Dear Fat People…”. It’s nice to see the other side of the coin and people react in the appropriate matter. Here are the videos below:
Anyways. There is my two cents. I’m happy with who I am and how I look. If that bothers people, then I think they need to take a look into a mirror at them self’s. Because people like this Nicole Arbour state that they are doing for a laugh, it’s all a joke. It’s really not.. No tact what so ever….
Please feel free to comment below and share your story or thoughts on this issues!! I would really like hear them..