Over 115,000 people have signed the petition asking for Netflix to pull it's recently announced series 'Insatiable.'
The trailer for Netflix's new series 'Insatiable' was uploaded less than a week ago, but it has already garnered tons of criticism. The show is about a female high school student named Patty (portrayed by former Disney star Debby Ryan), who receives a jaw surgery which leads to massive weight loss over summer vacation, allowing her to slim down and return to school as a stereotypical beauty queen.
Now, a Change.org petition has been launched calling for the series to be cancelled before it's debuts on August 10.
"['Insatiable'] perpetuates not only the toxicity of diet culture, but the objectification of women's bodies," the petition reads. "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."
But, the show's star has pushed back against the criticism, calling 'Insatiable' a "satire" and saying that people will understand the show's message when they watch it through.
"I hope fans will wait and watch the show before passing judgment," Ryan said in an Instagram post. "If you go for this ride, I think you'll recognize both yourself and the things that make you mad about our fractured and beauty-obsessed culture."
As of yet Netflix has not announced any plans to cancel the show.