Over the weekend the “fat-shaming police” took to their keyboards to blast Nicole Arbour over her video “Dear Fat People.” The SJW fat-shaming-shamers shamed Nicole Arbour and created so much “controversy” about the video, YouTube temporarily took her account down. The SJW fat-shaming-shamers called the move a “victory.” But around these parts it’s called “censorship.” And being cry-babies. Big, fat, gelatinous cry-babies.
But this story has a happy ending. Abour blasted the SJWs and political correctness with a second video titled “Most Offensive Video EVER”:
Here’s the video which caused the original food fight.
Most of the media, and people of the internet, completely bypassed that whole censorship and free speech thing, and instead when straight for Nicole Arbour’s jugular. An easy target because, well, she’s much thinner.
The YouTube community backlash began in earnest, starting with a response video from singer-songwriter Meghan Tonjes, urging Arbour to consider the people who live inside those bodies she’s mercilessly mocking.
“It’s not necessarily the video,” Tonjes explains in her vlog. “It’s just the mindset I find really upsetting, even if it’s done for, like, satire or comedy, which this just isn’t. I find it really harmful.”
Translation: obese women found Abour’s video “harmful” and “upsetting,” therefore YouTube took it down. The first part, not an issue. People are well within their rights to respond to Nicole Arbour. But YouTube taking her video down because #MyFeelingsWereHurt ? It’s pathetic. This is the state of modern “comedy.” Mel Brooks is rolling over in his grave.
… Wait, scratch that. Mel Brooks is still alive and the SJWs are protesting him too.
Fat-shaming, a big sect of third wave SJW feminism, is yet another attempt to shut up free speech. Political correctness at its finest, women (and some men) who board the HMS Fat Shaming all-you-can-eat Cruise Liner, don’t care if you want to be funny. They don’t care if you think obesity is unhealthy. You must accept them, you must embrace them (when physically within the realm of feasibility), you must redefine what you find beautiful, YOU SHALLOW, PRIVILEGED MAN! Feminism is here! It’s bigger! It’s better! And it will SIT ON YOU.
YouTube sent a dangerous message and set a terrible precedent: If a video hurts your feelings or offends you, they’ll take it down. But they won’t take down other videos from other comedians who make jokes about other people, like say, Christians. Or “Skinny Bitches.”
First lesson: Don’t get caught up in the “but fat people are people with feelings too,” narrative. Nobody is denying that sometimes, feelings get hurt. But feelings don’t get to dictate what can and cannot be said. The best way to combat something that offends is to issue a clever retort, not demand the “offensive” speak be banned so that nobody gets to speak. That’s a slippery slope. Instead of trying to grease it down with more butter, opt to take the stairs instead.
Second lesson: If an SJW or anyone tries to shut you down? Double down.