Some Canadian Schools Are Banning ’13 Reasons Why’
Selena Gomez is speaking out in support of her Netflix show 13 Reasons Why amid charges that the drama glamorizes suicide. The show tells the story of a teenager who committed suicide, leaving behind thirteen tapes for thirteen classmates explaining their role in influencing her to end it all.
Gomez who served as exec producer of the show “I just wanted it to come across in a way that kids would be frightened, but confused — in a way that they would talk about it because it’s something that’s happening all the time.”
The Ontario Ministry of Education has now told educators not to show 13 Reasons Why in classrooms.
A memo sent to Ontario schools cited the fact that the show’s graphic portrayal of suicide, and the way that it seems to romanticize Hannah’s story, could be triggering for vulnerable teens.
Celebrities spoke out as well. Paris Jackson, who attempted suicide herself, posted on Tumblr about the show.
She wrote, in part: “Don’t watch it. Do not watch this f—d up mess of a show. If you’re suicidal, if you’re depressed, if you self-harm, and/or if you have any trauma associated with that, please do not watch this show.”
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.
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