Nicole Arbour

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 »

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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

Face of the day

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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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If you agree with me that’s nice but what I really want to achieve is to make you question the status quo. Look between the lines, do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.