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This YouTube Star Actually Got Away with Lying to the Entire World

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In a series controversial videos, “Dear Fat People,” instantly went viral and even had its channel taken down by YouTube, only to later be reinstated, is now revealed as one big hoax.

The YouTuber behind the scam, Nicole Arbour recently revealed during a Cosmopolitan magazine interview that the video was basically just one big ploy to gain lots and lot of attention. Well, it worked.



Let’s take it back to September, when “Dear Fat People” hit YouTube and raised eyebrows and uproars. The video, a six-minute rant on obesity, featured the blonde saying things like, “Fat-shaming is not a thing. Fat people made that up. It’s like the race card, with no race.” Obviously, a lot of people were pretty pissed, and rightfully so.

Since then, the 30-year-old Canadian actress, dancer and comedian has reached over nine million views, which is why she decided it was a good time to tell everyone, “JK.”

According to Nicole she simply, “made a marketing plan behind it, the same way that anyone makes marketing plans for anything.” Oh, and it gets better, “There’s been tens of thousands of dollars just from that one specifically…It’s changed my life financially,” she bragged during her Cosmopolitan interview.



While we’re pretty relieved that she doesn’t actually believe all those awful things she said, we can’t help but feel a little played by it all. While nearly everyone was offended and outraged by the comments made in the video, the bubbly blonde was essentially laughing all the way to the ATM.

Miss Arbour isn’t really making it easy for people to let this one slide, either, thanks to her “IGAF” tweets like:

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The notorious YouTuber also revealed her big plans for the upcoming year. She explained that, “I’ve got a bunch of really cool TV offers coming my way right now, and lots of sponsors coming to me to make cool videos for them, branded content for them or ad campaigns for them. Just lots of stuff coming in.”

Guess we just have to wait and see what her next big move will be. WDYT of Nicole’s shocking reveal? Let us know in the comments below.

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