People are criticising Netflix’s show Insatiable for a scene that refers to bisexuality as a ‘phase.’
In the ninth episode, characters Bob Armstrong and Bob Barnard discuss sexuality after they kiss, with Barnard attempting to convince Armstrong to explore his sexuality.
He says to Armstrong: '"ell yourself you’re bisexual. We all go through that phase."
Bisexuals are liked demons or aliens. They don’t exist.
Barnard echoes his sentiment: "Totally agree."
Bi is just a stop on the train to Gaysville.
The exchange has left people with a sour taste in their mouths, with many accusing the show of peddling the kind of stereotypes bi people have to fight against every day.
One person on Twitter wrote:
Can we just talk about all the bi-phobia in #insatiable? Literally every time Bob says he’s Bi every other character shoots him down and says he is just gay, how f**king gross. It’s not satire and it’s not funny.
Lots of people online had similar reservations about the show:
K, I was almost starting to like #insatiable until they said bi people didn't exist... @Netflix My friends have eno… https://t.co/B3DtELPHmg