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11/09/2015 06:01 BST | Updated 11/09/2015 06:59 BST

Comedian Nicole Arbour Fired From Anti-Bullying Production After 'Fat-Shaming' Rant

Comedian Nicole Arbour has been fired from an anti-bullying production after her "fat-shaming" video called Dear Fat People received widespread backlash.

The six-minute YouTube video caused mass outrage on social media with people branding it "bullying" and "body-shaming".

In the video, Arbour is filmed saying: "Fat-shaming is not a thing. Fat people made that up."

She has now been sacked from choreographing scenes for a body-positive teen film.

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The scene was, rather ironically, for an anti-bullying dance film called Don't Talk To Irene.

The movie is about a 16-year-old girl who dreams of being a cheerleader, but she is constantly bullied for being fat.

Director of the film Pat Mills told Zap2it that when he first met Arbour she was "fun and nice and had a lot of energy".

But when he saw her latest video it made him "never want to see her again".

"[‘Dear Fat People’] is an unfunny and cruel fat-shaming video that guises itself about being about ‘health’," said Mills.

"It’s fat phobic and awful. Bullies like Nicole Arbour are the reason I am making this movie," he added. "I’m tired of body shaming. It’s everywhere."

Arbour has since revealed that she isn't going to apologise for the video. She told Time: "I feel it’s really important that we make fun of everybody.

"I think [what] brings us together and unites us as people is that we can poke fun at all of us."

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