Alyssa Milano’s new ‘fat-shaming dumpster fire’ show on Netflix is getting the actress a solid trashing by reviewers.
The mainstream media turned on the liberal anti-gun, anti-Trump actress en masse, slamming “Insatiable” which appears to be about a formerly fat girl who gets skinny and exacts revenge on those who mocked her.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 6, 2018
let’s get this show started. Insatiable drops friday. pic.twitter.com/LvEW1vIbps
— insatiable (@insatiable_) August 7, 2018
Try as Milano might to drum up enthusiasm for the series ahead of its debut Friday, her fans were opting out just based on the premise.
I love you but this is going to be a pass for me. I’m not into shows about fat-shaming and body-shaming and “getting revenge” it sends the wrong message to girls and women everywhere
— Jessica Wyrick (@the_music_freak) August 7, 2018
I’m taking a hard, hard pass on this one, and I think it’s an unfortunate choice on your part to have participated in this.
— Polly Andry (@PollyAndry) August 6, 2018
Teaching young women that they can have the world on a platter and be joyously happy…but only if they are thin…
— Harry Gato (@harrygato) August 6, 2018
And once the press could weigh in, there seemed to be a general consensus.
Netflix’s “Insatiable” Is A Fat-Shaming Dumpster Fire And I Hated Every Second https://t.co/rbsZ7CzyAC
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) August 8, 2018
New York Magazine revealed the show is “worse” than anticipated and is an “Utter Disaster.”
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) August 9, 2018
NPR’s Linda Holmes called out “Insatiable” as “Lazy And Dull” while also noting the series is worse than expected.
Oh, my review of INSATIABLE is up. I, uh … I didn’t like it. https://t.co/E8zYxfalmy
— Linda Holmes (@lindaholmes) August 9, 2018
BuzzFeed’s Jenna Guillaume slammed the show as a “fat-shaming mess” which left her feeling “uncomfortable.”
I watched every episode of INSATIABLE and it was a fat-shaming mess. I have not been so uncomfortable and upset watching a show in a very long time. https://t.co/48HogUSUl0
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) August 8, 2018
Other reviewerss seemed to agree.
I watched four episodes of Insatiable so that you never ever have to. https://t.co/evX06q7v1h
— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) August 8, 2018
The line was that if we actually WATCHED Insatiable, we’d understand that it’s an empowering satire. So I watched Insatiable, and it’s, uh, not. https://t.co/ZiP1EySs92
— Caroline Framke (@carolineframke) August 9, 2018
Netflix viewers and those who caught the show premiere were equally critical and slammed the actress who had encouraged women to speak out about their experiences of sexual harassment and assault with the #MeToo movement.
@netflix what happened to NetFlix, it has turned into the liberals new dumping ground for SJW preaching. Canceling until they get some sanity back.
— Hawkeye Johnson (@Hawkeyee21) August 9, 2018
@Alyssa_Milano is just trying her best to pay back all those delinquent taxes. Give her a break! 😀
— fishwrapper (@mamiefishes) August 9, 2018
It really is. If I hadn’t been reviewing it, I would have tapped out after the first episode. It was a slog.
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) August 8, 2018
“Insatiable is satire in the same way someone who screams profanities out a car window is a spoken-word poet.” This was such a cathartic read.
— Lindsay Nelson-Santos (@NewsfromNihon) August 9, 2018
Thank you for saving me from this disgusting pile of garbage. I was 10 minutes in thinking there must be some point to it. It must be going somewhere with this, but I decided to google the reviews to find out. So you’ve spared me having to even endure the rest of the pilot.
— Avi Love (@AviLoveWriting) August 10, 2018
Disgraceful that a woman who claims #metoo can refuse to apologise for this fat shaming mess but also does so on grounds of her own hurt feelings. Young women falling foul of eating disorders need your advocacy too. Disappointing
— lyndalonglegs (@lyndalonglegs) August 7, 2018
Wow, I cant remember watching a show as shitty as Insatiable, which is sad since I adore Alyssa Milano. My brain is bleeding watching this.
— Eliot (@Eliot_Elena1) August 11, 2018
In addition to the completely fatphobic storyline the “secretly-in-love-with-you” lesbian best friend thing is also really gross as well. When we say we want LGBT+ representation this is NOT what we mean. Unnecessary and just stupid really.
— Trang Dong (@tranganhdong) August 11, 2018
Milano defended the series against accusations that it was fat-shaming women, telling People that she actually felt “empowered” while working on the show.
“At the end of the day, the show is a satire about how looks can be deceiving and deals with thematic issues like body image and what it means to win, validation, and filling a void,” she said.
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