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13 Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why, a Netflix show based off of Jay Asher's book, of the same title, was the most popular TV show in all of 2017. 13 Reasons Why is about 17 year old Hannah Baker, who attends Liberty High in a small town in California, before she kills herself. Hannah endures several occurrences that ultimately, cause her to take her life. She records thirteen different cassette tapes, each tape for a specific person, listing why that person made her kill herself. 13 Reasons Why blew up in 2017, making it one of Netflixs highest grossing series.

Everyone watched as soon as they heard everyone else talking about it. It came out March 31, 2017 Youth across the globe have binged the whole series within days, and those same youth have been ecstatic for Season 2 to come out, and that time is here.

Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why came out on May 18th, 2018. It's already receiving tons of rave reviews and people across the globe are already completed with season two, but by the time everyone watched season 1, a few people came out and spoke about why 13 Reasons Why is problematic and immensely triggering. The producers and cast members constantly talk about that the show is designed to prevent suicide rates, but the doesn't really do anything of the sort.

These are some of the reasons why 13 Reasons Why is awful and triggering. Please I encourage you not to support this tv show.

1: The show glorifies suicide.

It makes it seem as if suicide is what people will remember you for. It makes it seem as if suicide is the potion and shows no alternative such as counseling, medicine, etc.

2: The show says that revenge is okay.

The entire show is based on Hannah Baker killing herself and the before she does, she records 13 different cassette tapes as to why that person made her kill herself.

3: They showed Hannah’s suicide on screen.

Let alone is that scene a guide on how to kill yourself, but it shows her genuinely doing it. It shows her parents come in to find their daughter dead, it shows everything.

4: The show glorifies rape.

Hannah and another character get raped within the show, and the boy who raped them both receives literally no consequences. If anyone asks him it's true, he just says no and they believe him. It shows viewers that they can get away with rape and no repercussions will occur.

5: They show the rape on screen.

Just like Hannah's suicide, they show her get raped on screen, and another girl get drugged and raped on screen.