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'Dear Fat People' YouTuber Makes 'Dear Refugee' Video

November 20th 2015

By:
Taylor Bell

The YouTube star known for her controversial "Dear Fat People" video is back at it again; this time, calling out all the people who are against accepting refugees.

In the "Dear Refugees" video, Nicole Arbour tackles islamphobia and the anti-immigration sentiment that has spread throughout the country, in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris.

Arbour explains:

"I’m so lucky that I was born in a country that when there’s a war people go to fight on my behalf...but that’s not the case for everyone around the world. And I think that a lot of people are being f***ing ridiculous when it comes their response...I see a lot of people typing up a storm about, 'Oh my gosh, I can’t believe we’re letting in refugees.' B***h, I know you’re dumb, but you’re being extra stupid now. They’re not coming for vacation, they live in a f***ing war zone! Do you comprehend this typey typers...There's a really bad war going on and it is our job, as human beings, to help them as much as we can."

Arbour also has a message for those concerned about refugees and immigrants taking "our" resources, pointing out that people have no control over their good or bad circumstances.

"The truth is, some us happened to win the geographical lottery and it had nothing to do with us," Arbour said. "This is the issue: we have forgotten how to share."

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Since the attacks in Paris, islamophobia has increased so much in the U.S. that some political leaders have suggested refugees be subject to a religious test to prove sincere intentions of coming to America. In a quick response, Arbour answers the fear of these politicians.

"Crazy people do not rep a race, a religion or a place...they're just crazy people." Arbour said. "I'm from Torronto. Our last mayor was a crackhead. Doesn't mean we're all crackheads." Her sentiment echoes those who created the #TerrorismHasNoReligion hashtag. The hashtag was used by many Muslims to promote the peace of Islam and distance their religion from terrorism in light of the attacks on Paris.

Related: Why It's Disgraceful to Blame Refugees for the Attacks in Paris

Before signing off, Arbour also countered the argument that Islam promotes a misogynist culture, noting that the Western world often exploits women sexually through music and the media.

Although Arbour may be winning over hearts with this welcoming message to refugees, she is more infamous for her two comedic videos: "Dear Fat People" and "Dear Black People." Arbour came under intense fire after "Dear Fat People" was accused of fat-shaming. The backlash was so severe that Arbour was fired from a potential movie role.

Recently the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to limit the number of Syrian refugees who enter the U.S even though President Obama has already threatened to veto the bill, Reuters reports.

See the full "Dear Refugees" video here.