Joy Behar schools fat-shaming YouTuber Nicole Arbour on 'The View'
Despite the chorus of criticism, a YouTube suspension and movie firing, Nicole Arbour continues to be unapologetic about her "Dear Fat People" video.
During her guest appearance on Wednesday's The View, the 30-year-old comedian further defended her controversial video by calling it satirical.
"Yeah!" Arbour said when asked if she expected her video to offend viewers. "One hundred percent! That video was made to offend people just the way I do with all the other videos. It's just satire. I'm just being silly. I'm having a bit of fun and that's what we did and that topic was actually voted in by fans, some of them who are fat."
It was then that View co-host Joy Behar chimed in, explaining the reason behind the backlash.
"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," Behar said. "You're not fat. That's the problem."
Behar added that she's not buying Arbour's excuse that health issues are at stake.
"You sort of hide behind this, 'Well, it's not healthy,'" Behar said. "That's bull, and you know it. You don't care about their health. Come on."
"The whole thing was a joke," Arbour argued. "The whole thing was a joke and I make fun of myself all the time. Like, I know that I look like side chick Barbie. I realize this and I make jokes about it all the time, so I think that we all have to make jokes about everybody."
In fact, Arbour initially attempted to dodge the topic of her video at the beginning of the segment, by joking, "I'm most offended by my hair in that video. If I would have known it'd go viral..."
Co-host Michelle Collins, however, agreed with Behar, calling Arbour's language in the video "borderline bullying," and co-host Raven-Symone brought up those who struggle with weight due to outside factors.
"There's a lot of different foods out there that have ingredients in them that some people get addicted to, that they can't help the size that they are, being 180 pounds my whole entire life. So the thing is, you were not apologetic about it, right?" she said. "You don't have a problem with it and you actually posted a video in response."
Arbour's reaction video contains more insults, including her claim that "you really have to be f---ing slow to be offended by satire."
"It would be interesting to see you do that live and see how many laughs you got," Behar said. "That'd be interesting."
The View airs weekdays on ABC.
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