It's now one of my favourite series and people need to chill out about it and stop taking it so seriously. And when it did at least one accused it of "fat shaming" in large part because Debby Ryan who plays the lead female Patty Bladell wears a fat suit in the pilot episode so she can go from an overweight teenager to a "suddenly thin and beautiful" teenager in what amounts to a half hour episode. You've likely seen countless reviews by "professional" critics who outright condemn this show for cruel fat-shaming, but the reality is exactly the opposite. It seems that people saw the trailer and drew their own conclusions without actually watching it, and those that did watch took the choice to see what they wanted to see - they saw that a 'fat' girl was being bullied and had her problems solved by becoming 'thin', I saw a girl that lost the weight that society thought she should only to find that it didn't solve anything and actually things became worse, but as this is dealt with a dry sense of humour a lot of people didn't get this. Roxane Mesquida as Elena. Its more of a teenage soap opera that we literally were addicted to from the start.
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Anyone who says this show fat shames either hasn't watched it or has zero clue what it feels like to be that girl. I think it would be a shame to see it not renewed because people who likely have never been fat or have an eating disorder find it offensive. Roger Ebert April 30, Anais is left raging with jealousy that she is still a virgin, and she is at least more realistic about life than Elena; when she loses her virginity, she says, it will be without love, to a man she hardly knows, because she just wants to get it out of the way and move on.
Description: I don't believe that this fat shames at all, but it actually sheds more light on the situation. I can personally relate to this show's main character quite well: I was once the fat kid in high school who lost a massive amount of weight nearly pounds over 6 months. If you like dumb humor, watch! Anais is left raging with jealousy that she is still a virgin, and she is at least more realistic about life than Elena; when she loses her virginity, she says, it will be without love, to a man she hardly knows, because she just wants to get it out of the way and move on. Highly recommend this show!!