Alyssa Milano Defends New Netflix Show 'Insatiable'

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The trailer for the new Netflix show 'Insatiable' has received significant backlash on social media, being criticized by many for fat-shaming. The comedy stars former Disney Channel star Debby Ryan as the main character, Patty, who has been bullied over her weight. But after having her jaw wired shut for the summer, Patty returns to school thinner and seeking revenge.   

After the trailer was released on Thursday, it was met with accusations of fat-shaming, with one user tweeting, "Really.....so she wasn't able to take revenge until she was "conventionally attractive"? This is disgusting! You are the face of the Women's Movement and THIS? Shame on you!"

Alyssa Milano, who co-stars on the show, responded to criticism saying, "We are not shaming Patty.  We are addressing (through comedy) the damage that occurs from fat shaming. I hope that clears it up." Milano also shared a link to a Teen Vogue article that she claimed would explain her viewpoint more.

The show’s writer and executive producer, Lauren Gussis, also responded to critics saying, "We are actually bully shaming.  Not fat shaming." Gussis later posted her personal inspiration behind the show.

'Insatiable' premieres on Netflix on Aug. 10.

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