It's impossible to satisfy, so Netflix renewed controversial 'Insatiable' for season 2
By reneweing 'Insatiable' for season 2, Netflx has invited the wrath of many fans of the streming network, however there seems to still be a loyal few who appreciate the show.
Netflix has courted controversy yet again by renewing the infamous Debby Ryan-starrer ‘Insatiable’ for a second season. Needless to say, there has been a huge backlash from the very same community that found the show to be fat-shaming when it premiered back in August.
While one Twitter user wrote, “Um this movie is actually fat shaming? It’s saying that you can’t be gorgeous if you’re overweight. Also, why is Debby Ryan still playing a high schooler that’s just weird? #Insatiable #Disgusting,” another said, “I don't even know where to start with how terrible @insatiable_ is...like...I could do easy 15 critical rhetorical criticism papers with different subject matters to discuss how horrible this show is to younger generations. #disgusting #dontwatch #Insatiable #netflix.”
The angry Netflix viewers have asked the streaming platform to justify its choice, especially since beloved coming-of-age shows such as ‘Everything Sucks!’ was canceled after season 1. While movies such as ‘To All the Boys I Loved Before’ has found hyper-popularity, ‘Insatiable’ and ‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ are deemed to be demeaning and a step backward from the inclusivity and diversity that Netflix promises.
The premise of ‘Insatiable’ is a former fat girl who is now a thin hottie, getting revenge on her former bullies and proving that she can now be with the boy of her dreams – who rejected her when she was fat.
Meanwhile, ‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser,’ which all of us thought would bring Justice to Barb aka Shannon Purser, is about a plus-size, insecure girl who catfishes her crush until he falls for her.
Plus, as model and actor Nyle DiMarco points out, there is this issue:
So one of my close friends' deaf brother is in Sierra Burgess— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) September 9, 2018
When I learned, I was elated. Finally more deaf actors/representation & ASL inclusion in films
... Only to find out the deaf character was written and used for a terrible joke.
PS- pretending to be deaf is NOT ok.
That being said, there are many who found ‘Insatiable’ to be entertaining and worthy of season 2. One seemingly ecstatic fan posted on Twitter, "I don't care what anyone says #Insatiable on Netflix is the greatest freaking show ever. If it truly bothers you, get over it and don't watch it. Don't ruin it for the rest of us, we want season 2!" Another opined, "Insatiable season 2 is going to be EVERYTHING. I honestly cannot wait until next year!"
Some just enjoy the show for the drama:
And there are those that "ironically" enjoyed 'Insatiable':
So there's a lot of people...and I do mean a lot....who are none too happy about the season 2 renewal of #Insatiable and honestly, that's fine. Just don't take the piss out of those who actually unironically enjoyed the first season despite its extremely glaring problems.— Keith Adams Jr. (@BigBrother1988) September 13, 2018
Whatever be your response to this news, Netflix seems to have made it's decision and will be sticking with it, so stay tuned for more information on what is to come next in this problematic show.