This is probably going to be one of my bigger posts that isn't a tournament on here, simply because of how massive of subject matter this all entails. In light of that, please bear with me and if you don't like lengthy posts, I do apologize. About a week ago, a then-unknown YouTube quote-on-quote "comedienne" named Nicole Arbour uploaded a video on her relatively small channel (about 20k subs or so) entitled "Dear Fat People". In the six minute video, Arbour talks about what she views as the problems of fat people. For example, she believes that "fat shaming" is something made up by the "fat community" (no I'm not kidding, basically her words) so that they can victimize themselves, in a nutshell. She talks about how they are a problem for "minorities like her" (donate to the "Save a Dumb Blonde White Bitch" charity today! They're endangered and need your help!) for reasons such as talking up parking spaces for shop-o-holics (which Arbour claims is an actual goddamn disease) and preventing her from getting Starbucks before she could get on her plane. I wish I was making this up, but hey, like I said in the parentheses we are dealing with a dumb blonde white bitch today who happens to fit all the stereotypes. I actually could not sleep just because of this video, simply because my mind could not get off of it for that long. There are so many problems I have with it that I cannot fully numerate, but I can try my best to name a few. One of the first problems I have is how she brushes off obesity as this thing that everyone can control and therefore they should be able to control it. I shouldn't have to tell you that that's obviously not true, but just in case, I'll run through some medical stuff. The first one that I want to touch on is depression, a medical disease that can generally be described as having a persistent low mood or lack of interest in things. While for most people it's a natural occurrence that does go away with time (such as a family member passing), there are cases of people who, without getting too scientific, just have too many negative pulse passing through the brain and ultimately affects their mood without anything even being wrong. While for most people this leads to weight loss, this condition can also lead to weight gain for some, as they take comfort in eating food instead of, say, the company of other people. There's also some more obvious ones, such as diabetes and hypothyroidism (a condition that leads to a slowed metabolism), but those don't need much of a touch-up. Basically, the point of this paragraph is that there's more to obesity than not resisting the urge to "have a Coke with your fries" (are people normally supposed to not get fries with their meal from McDonalds or something? Or no drink? Confused here). There's also the fact that, since she's stuck to her word since the video has come out, that she claims to be a comedian and that this is all a joke. A quick run-through of her channel shows that absolutely none of her material is funny, and to be brief offensive or just borderline stupid ("Why You REALLY Got Divorced", "Dear Instagram Models", "Hot Sauce is for Retards", "Blondes Guide To The Superbowl"). It's like a discount clearance Jenna Marbles -- ten times sluttier in exchange for any comedic wit or natural pull that could be had. It's like comparing this huge as fuck $9000, 85" TV to this tiny 16" piece of crap. Needless to say, you'd choose the bigger TV if you had the money (which should not be the focus of the comparison). Anyway, back to Ms. Arbour. She claims that a majority of her work is satire... you know, satire, like the kind of stuff you see on SNL when it's actually a good week. Satire is defined as such: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Using this definition, what she claims is that these people are basically stupid for letting themselves become fat, and that's the point of her video. Which, if you look at the numerous medical conditions affecting obesity (which has been classified as an actual disease), you obviously would know that stupidity doesn't "make you fat". I'm not one to really go off on people that I do not know, but Ms. Arbour has to be one of the most ignorant, idiotic people I've had the displeasure of pseudo-meeting, almost up there with Donald Trump. She's uneducated and simply a bad influence for anyone dumb enough to actually take her word as truth. If being "fat" was such an easy, preventable condition, don't you think there would be far less obese people, Nicole? And yes Nicole, fat-shaming does exist and is essentially one of the pillars in bullying, next to "being dumb" and "being gay" (if only kids knew how to actually use that fucking word, and I'm talking 8 year olds here and not high school students). She ironically ends her video by saying she loves everyone, but let's be honest. She made one of the most pathetic attempts to cover her ass, and did so without any shame. I feel like towards the end she felt like she could have possibly gotten backlash, but she could not have cared less as now she's "basking in the publicity" (bask in it honey, you lost a choreography job on a movie for it). I personally feel that this video is taking about 50 steps backwards in both the fight against bullying and against obesity, and the fact that it has gotten so much negative backlash has almost made me gain some faith in the human race again because we can actually identify who an ignorant bitch is and take him/her down together. Could some see that tactic as bullying? I guess, but if it's individuals all with the same end goal, I really do not see a problem, especially if she's going to be as self-absorbed and, again, idiotic as she is about a rather series subject matter. So basically, screw Arbour, and may everyone continue striving to view themselves as beautiful. Like the title says, this is a discussion thread (unlike Arbour's video where the comments are disabled), so I want you guys to sound off on the matter. What did you think of the video, and what do you think of the outcome this could all have? Put it below and let's chat it up. Also, here's probably my second-favorite reaction to this video, and my favorite video responding to it. Favorite reaction is a comment on a video on Shane Dawson's second channel (he does a lot there) discussing this that reads "Now, back to this bitch that had a lot to say about fat people... Nicole, what's good?"