A fat-shamer just got shamed.
Over the past couple of days, a minute video called ‘Dear Fat People’ has gone viral.
The video – made by comedian Nicole Arbour – has been viewed around 20 million times.
During the vile rant, Arbour claims “fat shaming is not a thing – fat people made that up”.
She says playing the “race card”, “disability card” or “gay card” was legitimate because those groups were wrongly discriminated against, but that overweight people should not get any sympathy or special treatment.
“Shame people who have bad habits until they f***ing stop. Fat shaming. If we offend you so much that you lose weight, I’m okay with that,” she says.
“If you want to be positive to your body, work out and eat well,” she says.
“They forgot to tell you that plus-size stands for plus heart disease, plus knee problems, plus diabetes, plus your family and friends crying that they lost you too soon because you needed to have a Coke plus fries.”
Arbour claims she is not releasing this “bomb of truth…. to be an asshole”, but wants obese people to become healthier.
She rounds off the video with a story of a ‘fat family’ at the airport who she claims smelt like sausages and received special treatment – from cutting lines and getting driven around to receiving special seating on board the plane.
The comedian claims she had to hold the fat of the man who was seated next to her with her hands to keep it off her and told him to “make better choices”.
But Tony Posnanski claims that he was that man – and he has hit back in a blog post.
“I have been the butt of numerous jokes,” he wrote.
“It is easy right. We do not look alike. You are thin, and I am fat. You are attractive and I am not so much. So I am obviously the weaker one.