Critics are in an uproar over Netflix's new comedy Insatiable

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Netflix's latest series, Insatiable, has caused a stir on social media since the trailer was released with people saying the show is promoting the 'fat-shaming' of high schoolers.

Former Disney star Debby Ryan, 25, plays a high schooler named Patty who is abused for years by her classmates due to her weight and appearance. After spending a summer with her mouth wired shut, Patty returns to school thin and starts to seek out revenge against her classmates.

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Since the trailer was unveiled Thursday, critics have expressed their concerns about the message of the show saying it was encouraging people to stop eating to become 'skinny and desirable.'

One upset Twitter user wrote: '(The show) promotes fat-shaming, teaches young people that if you don't eat you'll become skinny and desirable, romanticizes revenge fantasies, shows that you're only deserving of love and popularity if you fall into society's definition of beauty.'

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Starring alongside Debby in the new show is actress Alyssa Milano, who will play Patty's mom in the controversial series.

The 45-year-old actress has made headlines recently for her involvement in catapulting the #MeToo movement into the spotlight. But people are now criticizing the activist for participating in a 'problematic' TV series.

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On Twitter, Alyssa defended her role with a statement that read: 'We are not shaming Patty. We are addressing (through comedy) the damage that occurs from fat shaming. I hope that clears it up.'

Her statement was in response to another person who said the show was 'disgusting' and Alyssa should be ashamed because she is the 'face of the women's movement.'

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But many others were in agreement that based on the trailer, the new show appeared to promote an ideal narrative about what would happen if someone were to lose a significant amount of weight.

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