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Days after an online petition called for the cancelation of the Netflix series Insatiable, drawing over 200,000 signatures, an executive from the streaming giant has commented on the early criticism. The VP of original content, Cindy Holland, told journalists at the Television Critics Association press tour that despite concerns over its message, “criticism [of fat-shaming] is embedded within the show itself,” according to IndieWire.

Holland also told the press that Insatiable’s creator, Lauren Gussis, “felt very strongly about exploring those issues, based on her experience, in an over-the-top satirical way,” and that the show serves to teach viewers to be “comfortable with yourself.”

As you may recall, Gussis posted a message to Twitter on July 21 (before the petition made the rounds), asking dissenters to “give the show a chance.”

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