Why I Won’t Support The Call To Censor “Insatiable”

I watched the trailer.

I saw a fat girl tortured, as fat kids can be, by body-shaming jerks.

So far, no encouraging body shaming here.

I saw a fat girl punched in the face and get her jaw wired shut over the summer holidays.

Fat shaming?

I saw this same girl return to high school after the summer, but now thin and socially gorgeous.

Uh oh!

Then I see what I think is this newly-thin girl getting back at the people who tortured her, using her new social acceptance as a tool to get them. I see her pour alcohol on a boy in a bed, then lighting a match. The next scene she appears to be hauled away by security.

Fat shaming?

I have 1 minute and 41 seconds of evidence. My conclusion?

Who can say if this series involves fat shaming. Does it appear derivative, predictable, and boring? Absolutely. Should it be censored because it promotes fat shaming? Who the hell knows?

What is going on in her mind? What will her voiceover be during the episodes?

People! Can we at least wait for it to be released before coming to a conclusion? I like to consider myself so liberal I make most liberals uncomfortable, but I also believe in fact-based, evidence-based decision making. To censor something, even a droll bit of popular culture like this will probably turn out to be, is a serious act. It should not be undertaken taken lightly. Censoring something you have not seen goes beyond the pale into the idiotic.

If “Insatiable” turns out to support the body shaming of high-school girls, I’ll be the first in line to sign petitions calling on Netflix to cancel it. But I’ll wait until I can actually see it.

Lunacy.

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