Why should she say sorry, she’s right

https://youtu.be/CXFgNhyP4-A

The perpetually outraged have another person to taunt and demand an apology for on behalf of other people that she has”offended”.

The only problem is Nicole Arbour isn’t apologising, and nor should she.

A YouTuber who faced significant backlash after she posted a video saying that fat people should be given tough love has said she is “not apologising” for her comments.

Nicole Arbour, whose video Dear Fat People made headlines when it was published last week, told TIME she did not regret her comments, which included comparing the #bodypositivity hashtag to “#methlove” or “#teamsmokers”.

“I’m not apologising for this video, but if someone got something from it, then that’s great, fantastic,” the 30-year-old said. “Comedy with a message, let’s do it.”

Arbour added that, as a comedian, she valued free speech in satire.

“I feel it’s really important that we make fun of everybody,” she told TIME.    

“I think [what] brings us together and unites us as people is that we can poke fun at all of us.”

The Dear Fat People video, which has been viewed over three million times on YouTube, involves Arbour speaking solo to a camera about how fat shaming is “not a thing”.

During the video, Arbour tells the story of how she was forced to swap seats with a “disabled passenger” on an aeroplane, who was obese. She was then seated next to the passenger.

“I actually took his fat and I pushed it into his seat, and I held it,” Arbour said, while comically miming the exchange.

“He was fine, he was just fat.”

Two days after publishing the original video, Arbour posted an additional video, standing by her comments and dismissing any backlash as the actions of overly-sensitive “keyboard warriors”.

“Keyboard warriors are trying to murder comedy,” she said, adding that “keyboard warriors are the new terrorists” and that “stereotypes are funny because they’re true”.

She’s dead right…being fat isn’t an illness, nor is obesity a disease or an epidemic…you can’t catch it. The only reason you end up a ten tonne Tessie is because you shove more food into your gaping maw than your body needs.

But we mustn’t offend fatties must we? No we have to call them “disabled” or “plus-size”. Apparently it is offensive to state the truth…they are fat bastards.

I was a fat bastard, not so much now…it doesn’t take much other than changing your diet and exercising more. Fat Bastardism is curable with hard work and a better diet.

But, hey if fat bastards want to feel debilitated by the truth we could always introduce a Fat Bastard Tax, implement scale operated doors at fast food outlets and extra charges for fatties seeking medical procedures for issues caused by their Fat Bastardism.

People really need to stop being offended…and get a life.

I agree with her…fat shaming should be widespread…not banned.

qweqwe

 

– Fairfax


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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