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A petition calling on Netflix to cancel their upcoming dark comedy series Insatiable has attracted over 150,000 signatures on the grounds that the show encourages “fat shaming.”
The show follows the life of a highschooler named Patty (Debby Ryan,) who is bullied for being overweight. After losing the weight and instantly becoming more popular and attractive, she seeks to take vengeance on those who made her life a misery.
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However, the series immediately attracted condemnation from body positivity campaigners, one of whom even set up a petition to demand its cancellation that has already garnered over 170,000 signatures.
“For so long, the narrative has told women and young impressionable girls that in order to be popular, have friends, to be desirable for the male gaze, and to some extent be a worthy human…that we must be thin,” the petition reads.
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“This series needs to be canceled,” it continues. “The damage control of releasing this series will be far worse, insidious and sinister for teenage girls, than it will be damaging for Netflix in their loss of profit… This series will cause eating disorders, and perpetuate the further objectification of women’s bodies. The trailer has already triggered people with eating disorders. Let’s stop this, and protect further damage.”
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