Can Television Destroy Diet Culture?

If Dietland is symbolic of larger body-positivity movements outside the show, Insatiable (which debuts on Netflix on Friday) is a timely reminder of how popular culture has always treated larger bodies…

… The most interesting thing about Insatiable is the response it’s drawn. Reviews for the show are almost entirely negative. The petition to cancel its release altogether has more than 225,000 signatures. If it’s not surprising that shows like this one can still get green-lit, it’s more so that critics and audiences will so thoroughly reject a series for being “obscenely cruel.” If fat-shaming still exists in reality, popular culture at least doesn’t have to perpetuate it.

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