Nicole Arbour still bears no remorse over her fat-shaming viral video, while the co-hosts of The View have weighed in on her remarks...to her face.
The 30-year-old YouTube personality and self-proclaimed comedian appeared on the ABC show on Wednesday to talk about her expletive-filled "Dear Fat People" clip, which sparked controversy and cost her a movie role. The video has been watched more than 5.3 million times in two weeks, during which her YouTube account was suspended and then reinstated.
"You know, a lot of people were offended. Were you surprised?" Whoopi Goldberg asked Arbour, who cursed several times during the interview.
"Frankly, I'm the most offended, by my hair in that video," Arbour replied. "If I would have known it'd go viral...God."
"Babe, babe, babe, you're here, this is your shot," Goldberg said. "So, did you expect to offend people?"
"Yeah!" Arbour said. "One hundred percent. 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."
"I'm a comic, so if I'm gonna do a joke about a fat person, I'm gonna say, 'I'm fat' first," Joy Behar said. "You're not fat. That's the problem."
Co-host Michelle Collins agreed, saying that watching Arbour say such things about overweight people, being a "skinny blonde girl," constituted "borderline bullying."
"And 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 said. "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."
She had told the BBC last week that her "aim" was "to make people laugh" and that she doesn't "actually believe in bullying at all."
Co-host Raven-Symoné, who has been vocal about her own weight battles, also chimed in.
"You know, 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, is you were not apologetic about it, right? You don't have a problem with it and you actually posted a video in response, which is amazing."
In her reaction video, Arbour insults other groups of people and says, "If you don't have a sense of humor and you don't understand jokes, I don't give a f--k. Childhood obesity, that is offensive. There's no reason for a little kid to be a freaking chubby chub chub."
"You really have to be f--king slow to be offended by satire," she says, adding. "Everybody should be equally made fun of...stereotypes are funny 'cause they're true."