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Nicole Arbour Fired From Gig After Posting 'Dear Fat People' Vid Nicole Arbour Fired From Gig After Posting 'Dear Fat People' Vid

After posting the controversial video titled, “Dear Fat People,” Nicole Arbour not only received backlash from other comedians and YouTube personalities, as well as celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen, but it also cost the comedian a job. Arbour, who had previously worked with the Toronto Argonauts Cheerleaders, was…

Fit Mom to Curvy Girl: You Can 'Just Tell' If a Person Is Unhealthy Fit Mom to Curvy Girl: You Can 'Just Tell' If a Person Is Unhealthy

Over the weekend, CNN put fat-shamey exercise enthusiast Maria Kang — aka Fit Mom or "What's Your Excuse" mom — on the air with Chrystal Bougon, owner of Curvy Girl lingerie. Spoiler alert: Once again, Kang was terrible.

Karl Lagerfeld Gets Sued for Saying Dumb Crap About Fat People Karl Lagerfeld Gets Sued for Saying Dumb Crap About Fat People

Fashion's most unrepentant asshole Karl Lagerfeld has been doddering around making vile, fat-phobic and misogynistic comments for years now. Engaging in nasty body-shaming is kind of Lagerfeld's thing, along with worshipping a stolen cat, wearing a ponytail and creating edgy black tailored things. For the most part,…

'My Big, Fat Revenge' Might Just Be the Worst Show in Existence 'My Big, Fat Revenge' Might Just Be the Worst Show in Existence

"My Big, Fat Revenge" is a real television program that takes several of the most unsavory reality TV narratives and mixes them together into a hideous agglomeration: fat-phobia meets fat-as-entertainment meets gleeful schadenfreude, all sloppily wrapped up in a redemption arc.

How to Wear A&F While Fat, as Demonstrated by Jerry From 'Parks & Rec' How to Wear A&F While Fat, as Demonstrated by Jerry From 'Parks & Rec'

Ever since Abercrombie's blatant anti-fat business practices came to light, there has been a predictably huge amount of scorn for the nation's #1 retailer of tank tops with tiny pictures of moose on them. CEO Mike Jeffries's remarks in a 2006 interview with Salon have proved especially incendiary: "Candidly, we go…

Doctors Aren't Mean to Fat Patients, They're Just Nicer to Thin Ones Doctors Aren't Mean to Fat Patients, They're Just Nicer to Thin Ones

As a fat person, I've never been treated like complete shit at the doctor, although I've certainly gone in for a sore throat and been told to go on a diet (ugh, why wouldn't I stop eating so many strep-laced Ding Dongs!?). But I have had some uncomfortable experiences, and I know plenty of fat people who have had…

Asshole Who Called Local News Anchor Fat Still Thinks She's Too Fat Asshole Who Called Local News Anchor Fat Still Thinks She's Too Fat

After Wisconsin's WKBT News 8 This Morning anchor Jennifer Livingston's impassioned on-air response to a concern-trolly d-bag who emailed her to voice his disappointment that her "physical condition hasn't improved for many years" — aka that she doesn't look how he thinks she should look — went viral yesterday,…

The Best Thing You'll See All Day: Local News Anchor Has On-Air Message for Viewer Who Called Her Fat The Best Thing You'll See All Day: Local News Anchor Has On-Air Message for Viewer Who Called Her Fat

Today on La Crosse, Wisconsin's WKBT News 8 This Morning, anchor Jennifer Livingston responded to an email she received on Friday, written by a man, with the subject line "Community Responsibility." The email read:

Not Every Olympian Is Jacked: Fat and Athleticism Aren't Mutually Exclusive Not Every Olympian Is Jacked: Fat and Athleticism Aren't Mutually Exclusive

When the Olympics turns the spotlight on athletes, audiences see some competitors who have far-from-average physiques. But. Just as not all lean and/or visibly muscular people are athletes, not all athletes are lean and/or visibly muscular.

Studio Exec Forces Jason Segel to Lose Weight, Since Thin Women Don't Marry Chunky Guys Studio Exec Forces Jason Segel to Lose Weight, Since Thin Women Don't Marry Chunky Guys

We often hear about actresses urged to get skinny for a role — Anne Hathaway's crash diet for Les Misérables and Beyoncé's "cleanse" for Dreamgirls spring to mind — but rarely are we made aware of male actors subject to the same pressure. However. Last night on The Late Show, Jason Segel revealed that "the studio…

Disney, Fatphobia, & The "Pooh Sized" Debate Disney, Fatphobia, & The "Pooh Sized" Debate

Earlier this week, a post appeared on the blog Disney Kicks Ass, informing readers that some rides at the original Anaheim Disneyland had to be re-engineered. Oh boy.

Meet The North American Obeast, A Reclusive & Endangered Species Meet The North American Obeast, A Reclusive & Endangered Species

"People aren't too fond of 'em, but I think there's actually something quite endearing about them," says scientist Stanley Keen of the endangered mammal called the Obeast. In a video clip, Keen and a colleague track and shoot an Obeast with a tranquilizer gun, so that we may learn more about these reclusive creatures.

Calling Your Teacher A "Fatass" Isn't Cyberbullying, It's Youth Calling Your Teacher A "Fatass" Isn't Cyberbullying, It's Youth

A high school student was suspended after calling his teacher a "fatass" on Facebook — and interestingly, the school's referring to it as "cyberbullying."

David Duchovny, Will You Dance With Me? David Duchovny, Will You Dance With Me?

On Californication, Hank Moody's father tells him "…life's too short to dance with fat chicks." While it's certainly not an original phrase, it appears that moment of television has spawned a bit of a movement.

Botswana President Explains "No Fatties" Policy Botswana President Explains "No Fatties" Policy

Botswana President Ian Kharma says he doesn't want a fat wife, because "she may fail to pass through the door, breaking furniture with her heavy weight and even break the vehicle's shock absorbers." Silvio, is that you?

Will Raven-Symoné's New Show Tackle Fatphobia? Will Raven-Symoné's New Show Tackle Fatphobia?

In The Great State of Georgia, Raven will play Georgia, a "big, confident, curvy girl who can sing very well."

If You're Fat-Phobic, You're Also An Ignorant, Bigoted Idiot If You're Fat-Phobic, You're Also An Ignorant, Bigoted Idiot

A few days before Maura Kelly, a blogger for Marie Claire, published a piece called "Should Fatties Get A Room?" we received an email asking why this site "glorifies" obesity.

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