Nicole Arbour Sacrifices Her Integrity, Dignity, And Basic Human Decency For YouTube Clicks(Money) Personifies The Worst Of The Interweb
Years ago Nicole Arbour had it all looks, brains, athleticism and comedic chops most of her material was funny, almost everything she did was successful, she was well on her way to fame and stardom and then in a moment it was all gone. Why, you ask did it all disappear well you see Nicole was involved in a very serious car accident that left her damaged both physically and mentally. It took years of therapy for her to recover.
Now, Nicole is trying to put her life back on the same trajectory she was on before. Unfortunately, it appears the comedic sensibilities she once had have left her. You see trying to walk the tightrope of offensive comedy is just like well walking a tightrope one misstep and your toast or in comedic terms you offend large swaths of people to what extent depends on what you say, and in this day and age, repercussions soon follow. Unless your Janeane Garofolo, John Stewart or a Russell Peters type of comedian don’t try pulling this off, you’ll just come off as insensitive, arrogant, bigoted, racist, sexist and the list goes on and on. To find out what all the fuss was about I watched Nicole Arbour’s body shaming video and it is just that. It is not a quirky, offhanded, dark comedy routine. It is an unfiltered, uncensored all out assault/attack on obese people. In the video, I see Nicole trying to hit marks for comedic effect, unfortunately she is like a blindfolded child trying to hit a pinada, with every comment, or attempted punchline wildly missing the mark; everything you uttered in the name of what you call comedy was insensitive, offensive, or just down right mean. Oh and for the record Nicole before you spew facts or name drop you should always do your research first. Your factoids are like the Conservative governments economic record cherry picked to support your statements. Kesha is currently recovering from anorexia nervosa and bulimia two of the worst byproducts that come from body shaming.
When I look at Nicole in this video I see a character straight out of the Mean Girls movie. Her comedic sensibilities are gone, what I mean by that is, usually a comedian runs some jokes, or a monologue by friends and then a test audience and if the audience boos, hisses or heckles, the comedian immediately tweaks or flips the script and moves on to other topics. No, not Nicole, she defiantly went and put out another video where she attempted to justify her previous video by attacking everyone and every stereotype possible, this entire exercise was not a mistake it was cold and calculating. Nicole Arbour has decided use her mensa brain to sacrifice her integrity as well as basic human decency for youtube clicks(money) and hopes this will be the catalyst for career advancement. On her social media she highlights that her body shaming video netted her more followers and subscribers. Grace Heibig points out that your are trying to leverage a controversial topic for career advancement, not the betterment of people in society. Chrissy Teigen has weighed in on this topic making some very valid points. Here is Tess Holiday thoughts on this subject.
While it’s true the world is perpetually in a state of flux, where people exploit political correctness to the point of absurdity. This is not the case here. While a niche group or market may have found your video funny or comedic, it’s not. You Nicole Arbour have lost that which made you funny to the masses.
Nicole you may say this is all in the name of comedy, it is not. To give you some perspective on this I want you to remember back to the nights when you cried yourself to sleep, because you were in so much mental and physical pain. You know that pain, you know that emotional torture. So why wish it on others? Where did this HighSchool Mean Girl mentality come from? was it always there? was it just masked and now we are able to see it?
What’s interesting about Arbour’s video is that here we have a female comedian talking about how racism is a thing, gay bashing is a thing, gender equality is a thing, and then unequivocally stating that fat/body shaming does not and is not a thing. Research shows that women predominately are subjects of abuse, torment and ridicule because of fat/body shaming. An assistant professor from Vanderbilt Law School found that women who work in public interaction jobs for example secretaries or retail sales face the greatest amount of abuse.
So it really is a shame that a self proclaimed female comedian, who is also member of mensa is using her soapbox to trivialize such an issue that affects a lot of people across the North America and it should be noted that women are predominately affected, so it essentially is a women’s issue and she should be trying to start a dialogue on it. Instead she chooses to use it as a vehicle to try and further her career and as well as pad her bank account. These days you wouldn’t dare make light of someone in public based on their race, sexual identity or ethnicity. So why attack them because of their weight? One of the biggest reasons that weight discrimination is trivialized is because everyone thinks they are overweight due to poor lifestyle or dietary choices, when a lot of the times, that is not the case. There is almost always a medical or genetic factor that needs to be addressed first and a lot times people either don’t know or can’t afford the medicines or treatment to affect change.
Nicole “NEWS FLASH” Fat Shaming is usually referred to as Body Shaming and it is definitely real and you have experienced it in fact almost every women on the planet has experienced it. Oh the irony, Nicole Arbour has been fired from the movie Don’t Talk To Irene where the message of the movie is “Body Image Positivity”. The main character gets bullied for being obese while having dreams of becoming a cheerleader. In the end, the main character learns that she doesn’t have to change anything about herself to be awesome, because she already is.
Pat Mills the director of Don’t Talk to Irene had this to say ” I’m gay, I was bullied a lot as a kid. I’m no stranger to ridicule and loneliness. [Arbour’s video] is an unfunny and cruel fat-shaming video that guises itself about being about ‘health’. It’s fat phobic and awful…I was so upset I was shaking”. “People like Nicole Arbour are the reason I am making this movie. I’m tired of body shaming. It’s everywhere”.
Ashley Graham one of the most in demand, well spoken model and body activists in the world said she was “Horrified and Disgusted” after watching the now infamous video. “She is a funny girl but that subject matter is disgusting,” Graham said. “I feel like women already have so much that they have to go through in their day-today, so why are you going to sit there and tell us you’re fat or tell us that we are big boned?”