Netflix series faces ‘fat-shaming’ backlash

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Netflix’s trailer for its new series, Insatiable, is facing a backlash on social media for its apparent “fat-shaming” – plot.

The series stars Debby Ryan as Patty, a high school teenager who was bullied because of her weight.

But some viewers have criticized, for, as it seems to deal with the issue.

Ryan is wearing a fat suit for the role, while their class-mates saw that, called her “fatty Patty” and made jokes about her in the trailer.

“Don’t you see shows where people wear fat suits. Do not watch shows where they try to fat-phobia and the hatred in a joke,” a spectator on Twitter.

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The plot sees Patty spend you close your summer with your jaw wired after he was hit in the face during a fight, and loses weight as a result.

She returns back to school after a dramatic physical changes with your classmates shocked at her appearance.

She then sets out to prove wrong everyone who underestimated her when she was bigger.

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Patty, along with Bob Armstrong (played by Dallas Roberts), an experienced lawyer turned beauty pageant coach who takes on the teen Queen.

Bob’s social-climbing wife, played by Alyssa Milano, known for playing Pheobe Halliwell in Charmed.

She already has her role defends in the project:

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Lauren Gussis, who wrote and executive produced the show, said the show was growing up, on the basis of their own experience.

She told Teen Vogue that Patty bullied the demon from her “inner early teenager”.

“I really feel it was important to look at [bullying] head on and speak it,” she explained.

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