Dear Non-Fat People

I have been seething about the Nicole Arbour video for three days. I have never seen anything online so hateful and prejudiced.

It feels like Nicole is attacking me personally, and people like me. She is making assumptions that are completely wrong, and spewing hate based on her ignorance.

I’d like to clear up a few misconceptions about overweight people, because people who’ve never struggled with weight have positively zero idea what it’s like.

These people often assume:

  • People are overweight because they’re slovenly, stupid and weak.
  • Overweight people are not aware that their weight can lead to health issues.
  • Shame can stimulate people to change their habits.

None of these assumptions are the slightest bit true.

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