Nicole Arbour and 7 More Famous Fat-Shamers
Comedian and YouTube star Nicole Arbour is in a lot of trouble on social media these days — and rightly so! — for a video in which she claims fat-shaming is “not a thing” and overweight people should be shamed into slimming down.
Sadly, Nicole isn’t the only well-known figure or brand to resort to fat-shaming. Here are seven more.
In July the pint-sized pop princess was caught on camera disparaging America’s love for delicious donuts, saying, “I hate Americans. I hate America.” She then semi-apologized, and then seemingly apologized for that semi-apology.
As this rapper’s vodka rivalry with Sean “Diddy” Combs heated up, he mocked Diddy with a now-deleted Instagram post showing Diddy dancing with an overweight woman.
The real estate mogul and current Presidential candidate not only called in a fitness expert when Alicia Machado gained weight after winning his Miss Universe pageant in 1996 — he also reportedly called her an “eating machine,” per The Hollywood Reporter.
One of New York Magazine’s photos of this fashion brand’s headquarters shows fat-shaming office decor — drawings of overweight women with captions like, “Just another day of fat, white, and hideous,” “You should probably just kill yourself,” and, “Put it down carb face.”
O, the Oprah Magazine
This summer Oprah’s magazine came under fire for its answer to the question “Can I pull off a crop top?” Here’s what the magazine had to say: “If (and only if!) you have a flat stomach, feel free to try one.”
One Huffington Post contributor wrote an essay calling out the character trains in this animation company’s latest film, Inside Out — specifically the rotund appearance of Sadness, designed as such “probably because someone at Pixar thinks fat people are sad,” the critic wrote.