fat shaming

Is this a well-intentioned but utterly misguided comment?

Freedom of speech is constantly under attack these days but it is not just political speech that is under attack. Any kind of criticism at all now seems to be unacceptable ?because it might hurt somebody’s feelings. The below comment seems totally reasonable to me and not at all “misguided” but the thought police writer of the article does not approve.

Yet, inevitably, any “fat-acceptance”?or self-esteem media featuring a fat person generates this sort of well-intentioned?but utterly misguided comment:

“Being overweight is unhealthy. ‘Fat shaming’ is bad, but so is normalising being unhealthy. Overweight people should be given encouragement and support to lose weight by changing their diet and/or lifestyle. We don’t try and nomalise smoking or dinking [sic] too much. And people who are obese are kidding themselves if they think the extra weight will have no health impacts.”


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Why should she say sorry, she’s right


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. ? ? Read more »

Face of the day


Comedian and YouTuber Nicole Arbour:

Today’s face of the day is a comedian who posts Youtube videos. Like all?comedians?she makes fun of people and does?satire.?This?week we featured her video that made fun of fat people amongst other topics in our?password protected section. I have watched the video and like a lot of comedy it has a serious message behind the jokes. She makes?pertinent?points that it is all about health and wanting the people we love to?live a long life and that obesity ( not love handles ) gives people life threatening diseases and health problems. She now is facing calls for her to apologise for making fun of fat people. She has refused. Comedy requires stereotypes to be funny, comedy is bits of truth wrapped in humour. In today’s Politically correct world comedy is under attack.

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