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YouTube Star Nicole Arbour Gets Fired From Movie Job After 'Dear Fat People' Backlash

September 11, 2015 by Rachel Gulmi
shefinds | beauty

Last week, YouTuber Nicole Arbour posted a video called “Dear Fat People” that has gone viral and has over 3 million views. The 6-minute video is pretty much her standing in front of a camera and fat-shaming. Her inappropriate and controversial video is causing quite a bit of backlash and is even garnering responses from the likes of Chrissy Teigen. And the backlash just keeps on comin’ as Nicole was just fired from her upcoming movie role!

The Canadian comedian and actress was set to be a part of a dance movie called Don’t Talk to Irene that was centered around a body-positive theme. Uhh, that’s ironic. The director for the movie Pat Mills told Zap2It, “I was supposed to get together with her this week for what she called a ‘choreo party’ to watch my favorite dance scenes and talk ideas. And then a crazy thing happened on Saturday — I saw something on the Internet that made me never want to see her again.”

“‘Dear Fat People’ is an unfunny and cruel fat-shaming video that guises itself about being about ‘health’.” Mills went on to say, “It’s fat phobic and awful.” He also admitted he felt like he had been “punched in the gut” as he is gay and was bullied as a kid. He also said, “Bullies like Nicole Arbour are the reason I am making this movie. I’m tired of body shaming.”

As for Nicole, she claims to have zero involvement with the film. She sent out this tweet in response to being fired:

She also released a statement to People saying, “I have never formally been attached to this project. We had spoken of it, and last I heard the team was doing a re-write. Pat Mills is using my YouTube story as a reason to get a low budget film that has not yet even started production press.”

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[Photo: Instagram]

 

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