Arbour caused public outrage with her first video last September, reportedly losing a job over the video and eventually claiming it was all a marketing ployafter it racked up more than 10 million views.
Dear Fat People 2: The Second Helping launches into a litany of things Arbour thinks are wrong right now; she snipes at the transgender community, vegans, and feminists off the bat before honing in on body image by attacking the inclusion of model Ashley Graham in this yearsSports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Sports Illustrated swimsuit models are the mecca of physical perfection when it comes to modeling, Arbour says in the clip. Clearly Sports Illustrated put her in because it would cause a controversy.
All the other models have to be in top shape, but she doesnt, Arbour continues. If any of the other models showed up looking like her, theyd be fired.
For emphasis, Arbour repeatedly cuts between her own rant and the Louisiana authorities shaming a local gang in their own viral video. Arbours argument boils down to the argument that Graham is using Photoshop and cashing in on her plus-size identity.
The truth is, if she worked out a little bit more she wouldn’t be plus-sized anymore, so she couldn’t sell things to plus-sized women who’ve made her their hero, said Arbour. She’s not representing women, she’s representing her bank account.
Graham hasn’t directly responded to Arbour, but did post an Instagram video of herself working out, with Beyoncs Formation playing, specifically the lyrics, I dream it, I work hard, I grind til I own it/I twirl on them haters.
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