As a teen today who struggles with ill mental health, I think shows like 13 Reasons Why do more damage than they raise awareness towards ill mental health and many other issues teens face.
I believe this due to the fact that on many occasions the show has graphically depicted assaults, rapes, and suicides when they weren't necessarily needed. As I watched the first season of this show, I was in a great mindset and was not struggling with my mental health, but when I saw the extremely unnecessarily graphic suicide scene I was triggered. I know I'm not the only one since many on social media and news outlets have been enraged by the fact the show keeps on getting commissioned for new seasons and seems to get more graphic even after being criticised for its graphicness.
To make matters worse, one of the producers, American Actress and Singer Selena Gomez, has recently worked on a film with Woody Allen a known abuser. This makes me question the true motive of the show because how can you produce something that raises awareness of serious topics like abuse, rape, victim blaming and then go on to work with a man who has been accused of sexual abuse for decades?
I strongly believe this show should be removed from Netflix or at the least should be canceled so no more people can be triggered or given false information on mental health. There are many other shows and movies that have successfully raised awareness of the topics brought up in this show in a much better way.
Sign this petition demanding that Netflix not allow this show to continue to spread a false message of serious topics and damage or trigger more young people than it already has.