Comedian and YouTube star Nicole Arbour defended her "Dear Fat People" video, saying in a new interview that it shouldn't be found offensive because it's a satire.
As previously reported, Arbour came under fire earlier this week for posting a YouTube and Facebook video of her bashing overweight people. While Arbour said in her video it was all meant as a joke, many people found it to be insensitive. Click HERE to watch the video.
The 30-year-old also said she wanted to clarify that her video was for "obese people," not the "average guy with some cushin' for the pushing.'" Arbour went on to say that she thinks a lot of people missed the message in her video.
"The message was that we really care about them and want them to be healthy because I’m selfish and I want them to be around," Arbour explained. “I don’t shame people. It was an act. It was one bit. I don’t hate anyone, I don’t shame anyone. I don’t actually believe in bullying at all.” She added, "I’m an equal opportunity offender and it always goes back to comedy.”
When the BBC host pointed out that fat-shaming is never an effective way to help people who are overweight, Arbour brushed it off saying, “I think everyone is being a little too sensitive about everything."
“I believe stereotypes are funny because they’re true," Arbour continued. "It’s just funny, and it’s just being light-hearted and not taking ourselves so seriously."
The comedian also defended her video on Tuesday, tweeting that the only reason people were upset with "Dear Fat People," was because she's a woman. “The reason there’s an issue is because I don’t ‘look like a traditional comedian," she wrote. "If I were a guy, people would have lol’d n [sic] moved on.”