Viral Comedian Slammed Over YouTube Video That Praised Fat-Shaming
A YouTube star generated a fierce backlash after posting a video in which she claimed that fat-shaming is not real.
In the six-minute "Dear Fat People" rant, comedian Nicole Arbour claimed that being overweight is like “playing the race card without the race…or the gay card without being gay.”
Arbour said fat shaming is actually "brilliant," adding that fat people should be shamed until they stop their "bad habits."
"Maybe I'm a little jealous that you get to eat whatever you want," she joked.
Arbour received tons of criticism, including from Whitney Way Thore, who stars in the reality show "My Big Fat Fabulous Life."
Thore called the video "heinous," saying that fat shaming is very real and that women frequently experience "body shaming."
Thore argued that you cannot possibly know a person's medical conditions or how frequently they exercise just by looking at them.
Arbour said YouTube removed the clip after she posted it last week, though it is now active again and has more than 18 million views.
Watch Arbour and Thore's videos below and the "Happening Now" discussion above.
(Warning: the video contains profanity.)