YouTuber Behind ‘Dear Fat People’ Sacked From Anti-Bullying Film, Denies It

Hey, people of the internet. Next time you’re thinking of posting a bullying video in a thinly disguised attempt at ‘comedy’, don’t. But if you go ahead anyway, try not to be too attached to your job.

Yes, the ‘comedian’ behind ‘Dear Fat People‘, Nicole Arbour, has gotten the sack. Or rather, she’s lost a potential contract with a dance film she was set to choreograph. We know. Shocker.

In an ironic plot twist, the film she was supposed to be working on, Don’t Talk To Irene, is a body-positive, anti-bullying movie about a 16-year-old girl who dreams of being a cheerleader, but is bullied for being too fat.

Speaking to Zap2it, Don’t Talk To Irene director Pat Mills said that although when they met, Arbour was fun, nice, and “had a lot of energy”, once he saw the video, he never wanted to see her again.

“[‘Dear Fat People’] is an unfunny and cruel fat-shaming video that guises itself about being about ‘health’. It’s fat-phobic and awful. It went on for over six minutes. I felt like I had been punched in the gut. I was so upset I was shaking like Shelley DuVall in ‘The Shining‘.”

Arbour – who still maintains that she’s in the right – is calling on the power of a *technicality* to claim she was never fired, was not attached to the film, and is just a misunderstanding girl, standing in front of world, asking it to love her.