Youtube Star Shut Down After Fat Shaming Video

In today’s society accepting all body types comes out of respect but also that not everyone has the same body type and that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

Nicole Arbour, who gets millions of views on her videos, which have been seen as offensive, took things a little too far for her video, “Dear Fat People.”  In return, her  YouTube and Google+ channels were disabled on Sunday (which, if you were wondering, have been reinstated since they were not technically breaking any guidelines).

If you go on YouTube now and type in “Dear Fat People” you are not going to find the original video at the top of the page, but many responses and reviews either condoning or defending Arbour’s actions for the sake of comedy; and even some spinoffs poking fun at the YouTube star.

Taking to her Twitter account Arbour tweeted, “We literally broke the Internet… With comedy. #censorship”

Out of all the comments reacting to Arbour’s video, TLC’s Whitney Way Thore from My Big Fat Fabulous Life, brilliantly discussed the effects of body-shaming.

There are many different reasons for people who struggle with their weight and as Thore points out, “You cannot tell a person’s health, physical or otherwise, from looking at them.”

Thore, who has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) also pointed out Arbour’s comment, “fat shaming is not a thing, fat people made that up,” is actually a really BIG thing “no pun intended.”

She also points out that “fat shaming” is also “the really nasty spawn of a larger pair of problem called body shaming, which I’m fairly certain everyone on the planet, especially women has experienced.”




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