So many statements were issued.
'13 Reasons Why' We Need to Talk About This More
The new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has been dominating pop culture conversations for weeks now, as both topics of success and controversy. The series follows the tale of a teenager who leaves her classmates 13 tapes, each of which places blame on one of them for the tragic events that led to her suicide, including a very visually graphic rape.
Meant to shed light on mental illness, suicide prevention and sexual assault, the show has garnered a lot of unexpected attention. Opponents of the show argue that it does the exact opposite, instead glorifying a choice that is often preventable if appropriate steps are taken. Many have spoken up, saying that they often relate to what the main character, Hannah, went through and have also considered ending their lives. Due to its content, parents in New Zealand are now being advised to watch the program with children under the age of 18.
Pop musician Selena Gomez is co-executive producer for 13 Reasons Why. Doing her best to stay true to the original message of the Jay Asher novel, Gomez stated that she wanted to make viewers uncomfortable and aware of the very real, ongoing crises while enabling a conversation to take place. But for those who have been on the other side of that conversation, like Paris Jackson, they don’t exactly see it that way. As someone who herself had been down the darkest of roads, she cautioned via Instagram:
“Please only watch this show with caution and keep in mind that it may put you in a dark place,” says Jackson. “If you are struggling please don’t watch it. if you think you can handle it, please by all means check it out.”
came across this online and i'm not sure what the source is but this is really important to spread towards people that are struggling with depression or anxiety, self-harm, and or suicidal thoughts. this show was an amazing way to get the message across to bullies that they need to stop doing what they are doing, it really did a good job of showing how impactful words and actions can be to other human beings. you can't just do or say things to people without thinking about how it will affect them. but at the same time it is also an extremely triggering thing to watch. please only watch this show with caution and keep in mind that it may put you in a dark place. if you are struggling please don't watch it. if you think you can handle it, please by all means check it out.