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Fat-shaming backlash and a teen's crush endears

Insatiable, about a once-overweight teen, has sparked a petition against it being aired; while To All The Boys I've Loved Before, about secret crushes being exposed, has become a critical hit

Netflix has two new comedies about high-school girls that are eliciting wildly different reactions.

Insatiable - a provocative satire about a once-overweight teenager taking revenge on her former tormentors - sparked a petition accusing it of "fat-shaming" and demanding it not be aired.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 23, 2018, with the headline 'Fat-shaming backlash and a teen's crush endears'. Print Edition | Subscribe