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Some critics are calling "Insatiable" Netflix's "worst TV show yet." More than 200,000 people have signed a petition requesting that Netflix cancel the series, which detractors argue is fat-shaming women. The show focuses on a young girl who is fat-shamed for her weight, but she is then loved and appreciated when she drops the pounds. In spite of the criticism, the show's creator says she is aiming to bring awareness to fat-shaming, not exploit it. Should Netflix ax the new show? 📺

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Below is the synopsis of "Insatiable," per IMDb.

A disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager as his client and has no idea what he's about to unleash upon the world.

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A petition on Change.org gained over 200,000 signature, at the time of publication. A woman from the U.K. started the campaign. The activist and artist had this to say about the show:

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...
This series needs to be canceled. 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.

According to Christopher Rosa at Glamour, writer and activist Roxane Gay even commented on the insensitivity of the show:

"Ahhh yes, a fat girl could never stand up for herself while fat and of course she has to be assaulted and have her mouth wired shut before she becomes her best self, her skinny self. Good to know!"
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But the creator Lauren Gussis and lead actor Debby Ryan insist they are simply bringing awareness to the issue of body shaming. Ryan defended the show on Twitter, explaining "Insatiable" is using "satire" to "bring darkness into the light." 

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Actress Alyssa Milano appears on the show as well and took to Twitter to defend it. 

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Should Netflix cancel 'Insatiable' for fat-shaming?
#CancelInsatiable
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#InsatiableIsJustTV