Netflix Responds To Fat-Shaming Backlash Over New Show Insatiable


Debby Ryan's new Netflix show is getting quite a lot of attention and trust me, it's not the good kind. Netflix was quiet after the initial controversy but now, they have finally responded. Let's dive right into it.


Over 200,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org against Netflix's upcoming series "Insatiable", for promoting fat-shaming behavior.

Netflix, however, believes that all the folks who decided to bash their new series were completely missing the point of what Insatiable is.

Netflix's Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland said that: "[Creator Lauren Gussis] felt very strongly about exploring these issues, based on her own experiences, but in a satirical, over-the-top way. [Criticisms of fat-shaming are] embedded within the DNA of the show."


Lauren Gussis created the show based on her own personal experiences and it was meant to shine a negative light on the behavior of fat-shaming. This, however, will not be known by all the people bashing the show simply because the show isn't out yet. So petitioning against a show without first seeing the show is a bit immature and the 200,000 who signed the petition should really take a chill pill and spend their time petitioning against real problems, like, Lindsay Lohan not reprising her role in Life-Size 2. Now this is something to petition.

Insatiable premieres on Netflix Friday August 10th. So, after watching the show, if you believe that it promotes fat-shaming, then you can petition. But for now, chill. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.

Tell me what you think. After watching the trailer, do you believe that it promotes fat-shaming? Let me know on Facebook or in the comments section below.

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