The YouTuber and Canadian comedienne Nicole Arbour is refusing to apologise for her fat-shaming comments made on her "Dear Fat People" video, which has received a lot of backlash and negativity.
Speaking during her appearance on Wednesday's episode of The View, the show's hosts gave the comedienne her chance to defend herself, but she was adamant on her views.
Arbour has insisted that it was a joke and that she’s been ridiculed all the time.
"That video was made to offend people, just the way I do with all the other videos," she said. "It's just satire, I'm just being silly. I'm just having a bit of fun."
Arbour also said that the topic discussed was voted for by her viewers in which she does a video for every week. That week's topic happened to be about obesity.
However, The View's host Joy Behar didn't agree with her reasoning.
"I'm a comic, so if I'm going to do a joke about a fat person, I'm going to say I'm fat first," the talk show host said. "You're not fat. That's the problem ... You sort of hide behind this, 'Well it's not healthy...' That's bull and you know it. You don't care about their health."
"The whole thing was a joke!" Arbour retorted back.
Arbour's video was deleted along with her YouTube account after receiving so many complaints from viewers, but has since been put back up. However, comments have been disabled to keep the "trolls" out according to Arbour and views have been much less than they were when the videos were originally posted.
The "Dear Fat People" video, however, has gained over 5 million views alone.
In an interview with Time Magazine, Arbour was proud of the reception her video has caused and thinks we should make fun of people without "reservations."
"I'm not apologizing for this video," she told the publication, "but if someone got something from it, then that's great, fantastic. Comedy with a message, let's do it."
Check out the clip below of Nicole Arbour's appearance on The View this week.https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=50&v=xUAsS1NbKi4&h=500 SOURCE: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/news/a46409/nicole-arbour-appears-on-the-view-still-not-apologizing-for-dear-fat-people/