Insatiable premiered on Netflix on 10 August. Ever since it first aired, it caused a stir due to its alleged anti-LGBTI humor and fat-shaming jokes. People have, in fact, started an online petition to ask the streaming giant not to renew the show for a second season. The protagonist is Disney Channel alumna Debby Ryan.
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Being in the spotlight never came naturally to Debby Ryan. Debby came out of her shell when she discovered acting through her mom — a teacher who wrote and directed school plays. At age seven, Debby started playing in musicals at an American base in Germany, one of the many places she lived when her dad was working with the military. Undertaking an entirely new persona while suspending her own felt like magic. Then Disney — a prolific breeding ground for young talent — came calling.
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The show does not deal well with the issue of fat-shaming and obesity, and it also fails in the way it handles sexual assault and bullying. This post contains spoilers. Insatiable tells the story of Patty Debby Ryan , a student who dramatically loses weight having had her mouth wired shut after being punched in the face. It has been described as a satire, but it is unclear what it is attempting to satirise. Ryan has defended the show, stating: "Patty had the same brain, the same sense of humor and style, soul and heart
By Dana Schuster. In the last few months, Bella Thorne has tweeted a photo of herself wearing nothing but high heels, and also Snapchatted a pic of her newly pierced nipple seen through a sheer pink top and one of her sharing a kiss with a bosomy pal during a vacation to Mexico. Recently, Disney has tried to provide more guidance to its young stars with classes focused on healthy living and social-media responsibility. But if the latest batch of troubled Disney princesses is any indication, the kid-friendly channel still has its work cut out for itself.