It seems that Nicole Arbour‘s week just keeps getting worse. After posting a video titled “Dear Fat People” to her YouTube channel last week, Nicole got hit with some massive backlash. But now according to Zap2it and film director Pat Mills, the Canadian actress/comedian/dancer has been fired from an upcoming movie because of her fat shaming antics.
“[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,” director Pat Mills said of Arbour.
“[Arbour told me she] had a YouTube channel and identified as a ‘YouTuber.’ 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.”
But before Mills could meet with Arbour about ideas for the film’s choreography, she posted the now notorious video to YouTube and Mills had second thoughts about working with her.
“I was supposed to get together with her this week for what she called a ‘choreo party’ to watch my favorite dance scenes and talk ideas, and then a crazy thing happened on Saturday — I saw something on the Internet that made me never want to see her again.”
As it turns out, the movie that Arbour was set to be a part of was about a 16-year-old overweight cheerleader who gets bullied for her weight — pretty much the exact opposite project that Mills thought Arbour should be attached to!
“[‘Dear Fat People’] is an unfunny and cruel fat-shaming video that guises itself about being about ‘health’. It’s fat phobic and awful. It went on for over for six minutes. I felt like I had been punched in the gut,” Mills continued.
“Bullies like Nicole Arbour are the reason I am making this movie,” he said. “I’m tired of body shaming. It’s everywhere.”
But according to Arbour’s Twitter account, she doesn’t seemed too phased about the attacks on her video, insisting that it was just satire and edgy comedy. She also denies any attachment to a feature film.
I’m not currently, nor have I been attached to any feature films as of late. 😉 #gossip