And the hits keep on coming. YouTube star Nicole Arbour has reportedly been fired from a movie role just days after posting a controversial video titled "Dear Fat People."
The Canadian comedian-actress shared the now-viral clip on Thursday, Sept. 3. The video was taken down after it garnered over 700,000 views — and a heap of backlash. Arbour claimed it was satire, but many people saw it as cruel. The director of her upcoming project, Pat Mills, also didn't find much humor in it.
"[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 explained to Zap2it on Thursday, Sept. 10. "[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."
Mills continued: "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."
Mills subsequently fired Arbour from the movie, which is supposed to start filming next month. “I’m gay. I was bullied a lot as a kid. I am no stranger to ridicule and loneliness," the director said. "It’s fat-phobic and awful. It went on for over for six minutes. I felt like I had been punched in the gut. I was so upset I was shaking like Shelley Duvall in The Shining."
Arbour, meanwhile, isn't apologizing. She also claims that she wasn't involved in the movie in the first place. "I'm not currently, nor have I been attached to any feature films as of late," she tweeted Thursday. "#gossip."
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