The vlog has been on YouTube for one day, and has already had hundreds of video responses - but whether Ms Arbour chooses the listen to any of these responses will be her own doing. Unfortunately she is not alone in her views, there are hundreds of supporting people her views. This is dangerous, uneducated view that society has not only in the States but across the globe.
Genetics have a little bit to do with it, Ms Arbour states, and yes they do. The "fat gene" has been scientifically proven, here is the link to the NHS website that discusses the recent study and mentions its coverage in several British newspapers, such as the Telegraph, Mail Online and the BBC. Perhaps read up on some of the widely covered scientific research before creating a video that completes disregards any science?
There is a race card, a disability card and a glitter covered gay card, Ms Arbour states. What the holy hell? I don't know if it's even possible to respond to this... She is seriously telling me she is segregating society into different groupings? Wow and I thought we were working towards equality. I'm surprised she didn't discuss gender equality as well... Oh wait, she's a white girl who can speak in full sentences and doesn't need a sugar daddy. Just like the millions of us, but some of us are obviously more serious about our career choices than she is at this stage.
Fat shaming is made up by fat people, Ms Arbour takes her time to try and prove to her viewing audience that the term "fat shaming" is ridiculous, however the ultimate irony is that her whole video was and can be classified as fat shaming. Well done Ms Arbour, well done.
Positively encouraging people to "have a healthier lifestyle" is one thing but telling people to "stop eating" is a complete different train of thought. Some of the video responses Ms Arbour has received are in reference to eating disorders. Is she pro-eating disorders so that "fat people" can reduce their size in the fastest but unhealthiest way so that she'll be less offended in her life? I'm not actually sure what offends her so much, as none of her points were valid, they were just woeful stories of her not being able to get a Starbucks before her flight took off, and - oh yeah! - being felt up by security, which she then comparatively stated that her and "brown people" were in the same boat. Seriously? No one is in your boat. And who says "brown people"?!
People are genuinely upset by this video, genuinely upset. Ms Arbour has attacked a fledgling community, a community of people with incredibly low average confidence and self-esteem. Each member within this community has been through difficult times by being plus-size, and no, we're not "fat" because we sit around eating. Ms Arbour didn't take into account the emotional issues that cause people to eat, the same issues that cause people to cut themselves because they feel they are worthless or feel the World would be better without them.
Do Not Fall Into This Trap - do not watch this video and believe it is about you. This vlog stunt by Nicole Arbour is exactly that, a stunt, to get more views, to increase her foothold in the online community - that is it. It's cheap, easy comedy for her and unfortunately she may never feel the repercussions of attacking people in this way.
The most important message anyone can ever say is, be yourself. Be happy in who you are, if that version of you wants to lose a bit of weight, gain a bit of weight or not give a damn about their weight, then that is your choice and I applaud that. Everyone wants to be happy in themselves and their life, so take your time and find that place - it's a constant work in progress and I work at it daily. Be happy, be loved and be the change you want to see in the World.