'Fat child on plane' from Nicole Arbour's 'Dear Fat People' story comes forward
A blog writer has come forward, claiming to be the 'fat kid' in the anecdote Nicole Arbour used in her "Dear Fat People" viral video.
The video, which Arbour claimed was "everything you really wanted to say to fat people", declared that "fat people made (fat shaming) up" and told a story of Arbour having to sit next to "Jabba the kid" on a plane.
Writing on the blog 'Tony Posnanski', an anonymous writer has claimed that he was that kid and that the "fat family" she spoke of was his.
"Around 4 minutes and 30 seconds of your video, you talked about a very “fat” child that you had to sit next to. He smelled like sausages, and you had to put the armrest to separate the fat from your seat. Then you claimed you had to hold the fat with your hands while we were flying. And after that you looked at the child and said “make better choices”.
I was that child and that was my family".
Posnanski's writer has struggled with his weight, which he has documented on his blog. He points out that Arbour judged him without knowing him.
"You humiliated me by yelling and screaming about my weight.... You wanted to make me feel ashamed".
"You did not even know that on that day I hit my 10 pounds lost mark that day on the plane".
"I have and will always continue to struggle with my weight (but) I will never lose weight because of your horrible words".
"Congratulations on going viral. I am glad it came at the expense of making fun of my family… and me".