Petition Wants New Netflix Show Stopped Before It Starts

posted by Dave DeVille - 

A Change.org petition is demanding Netflix cancel its original series Insatiable, before it even airs. The petition had more than 204,000 signatures as of Sunday night from people accusing the series -- about a formerly overweight high school girl who takes revenge on the kids who bullied her -- of “fat-shaming,” based on the trailer released Thursday. 

Netflix defended the show at the TCA press tour, saying, “The creator (Lauren Gussis) felt very strongly about exploring these issues based on her own experiences, but satirically." In a Twitter post captioned "My Truth," Gussis writes, in part, “When I was 13, I was suicidal. My best friends dumped me, and I wanted revenge."  She adds, "This show is a cautionary tale about how damaging it can be to believe the outsides are more important -- to judge without going deeper.  Please give the show a chance..."

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