Karma's a bitch.
Days after posting a controversial video on YouTube titled "Dear Fat People"—where she jokes about obesity and even compares some overweight people to slow-moving zombies—Nicole Arbour is out of the job.
It turns out that Pat Mills has decided to drop the YouTube star from an upcoming movie and told Zap2it why he never wants to see Arbour again.
"[I'm making] a dance movie, so obviously we needed a choreographer. We met with a woman who not only did traditional dance choreography, but was a cheerleader as well. She was fun and nice and had a lot of energy," Mills told the site.
"She seemed like a perfect fit for the project. I shared the script with her. She said she dug it and was excited to come on board…and then a crazy thing happened on Saturday—I saw something on the Internet that made me never want to see her again."
Mills continued to explains how Arbour's fat-shaming comments completely contradict the message behind Don't Talk to Irene, saying, "It's a body-positive teen dance movie set in a retirement home. It's about a 16-year-old girl who dreams of being a cheerleader, but she is constantly being bullied for being fat."
In the end, Mills says, the main character "learns that she doesn't have to change anything about herself to be awesome because she already is."
Mills also wanted to note that Arbour's viral bullying hit a nerve for another reason.
"I'm gay, I was bullied a lot as a kid. I'm no stranger to ridicule and loneliness. [Her 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."
Mills had one message to Arbour, and to all those out there who spoke out against the YouTuber's video:
"Bullies like Nicole Arbour are the reason I am making this movie. I'm tired of body shaming. It's everywhere."
She added, "I am an advocate for women and empowering women and making sure that women around me feel comfortable and confident. That is not something she is about!" Preach!