In 6 minutes and 8 seconds, Nicole tears into her qualms with fat people, online body-positive communities and fat-shaming, which she claims "is not a thing." (Invoking the "race card" and the "gay card," Arbour says is OK, since discrimination against those groups might be kind of a thing.)
Arbour said that the video, which she called a "bomb of truth," is supposed to encourage people to be "healthier": "They forgot to tell you that plus-size stands for plus heart disease, plus knee problems, plus diabetes ... plus your family and friends crying that they lost you too soon because you needed to have a coke plus fries," she says in the clip.
The video immediately sparked outrage online (the comments section has already been disabled, FYI). But one of the most salient, thoughtful responses came from YouTube star Meghan Tonjes, who is known for her body-positive videos (and other stuff too, like her ah-maz-ing singing voice).
Her heartfelt, honest reply brought her -- and us-- to tears.
"I know what it's like to sit there as a teenage girl and see something like that and ... it doesn't have the effect that people like this assume it does, where it's like, 'Oh, it just motivates me to go and lose weight,'" Meghan said. "To plant a seed of change and to plant a seed of positivity and growth, but to plant, like, it in soil that's based in complete hatred of yourself, like, nothing's ever gonna happen.
"For every person that's gonna leave a comment on that video saying, 'I watched this and it changed my life and it made me go to the gym and take my life in my own hands and my health,' I promise you there's 5 more people that are, like, sinking a little bit more into themselves and feel worthless watching something like that," she added.