A petition demanding Netflix halts the release of new series Insatiable has received over 90,000 signatures after the streaming giant published an official trailer for the show which some claim promotes body shaming.
The series is intended as a dark comedy with a narrative centered around a high schooler named Patty who, over one summer, has her jaw wired shut and therefore loses a lot of weight. Having transformed from overweight to “conventionally attractive,” Patty is no longer bullied and instead has her pick of peers to socialize with. But she’s not interested. Rather, she goes on a revenge mission to get back at those who once picked on her. Watch the trailer up top.
The petition labels Insatiable as toxic and states that it plays on societal issues where women value their worth based on the size of their bodies. “This series needs to be canceled,” it reads. “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.”
The backlash has been so big that the show’s writer Lauren Gussis and star Debby Ryan have both taken to social media to respond, asking viewers to look past the trailer in lengthy posts.
Their stance, however, has not placated the internet, as you can see by the passionate responses below.
Thin does not mean better
It’s not realistic
You can do better
Watch this instead
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