The Growing Aftermath of 13 Reasons Why: Season Two Has Arrived

“Her daughter made a pact with four other teenagers from nearby high schools. The teenagers promised to run away and change their identities, but if they could not fulfill that then they would kill themselves. The teenagers were reportedly “seeking a future that didn’t involve adults telling them what to do.”

The woman said her daughter started reaching out to the other teens on Mother’s Day, and one of them accused her of being “weak” and claimed she would not go through with the suicide.”

-Fox News on teen’s attempted ’13 Reasons Why’ suicide.

Hey guys. I wanted to write another post on ‘13 Reasons Why’ to update you on its current developments.

One Million Moms sent out another email recently with the sad news that ’13 Reasons Why’ has indeed released season two. If you signed the petition attempting to convince Netflix to pull it down, thank you so much!

If you missed my first post talking about the startling material in ‘13 Reasons Why,’ click here.

This show has already caused so much devastation that cannot be undone, and for this post I want to talk more about we should be supporting its cancellation.

It is no longer linked to just one suicide.

Season two was released simultaneously. Yes, the ENTIRE season was released at one time. And it’s even worse than the first one.

Season 2 is a continuation of the first season of the series that was based on a young adult novel by Jay Asher. Season 1 focused on the graphic suicide of teenager Hannah Baker who slits her wrists in a bathtub full of water. Her decision to end her life is explained through a collection of cassette tapes that she leaves behind blaming the people responsible for her death. 

Season 2 picks up months after Hannah’s suicide, and characters are seen dealing with the aftermath of her death; a lawsuit and court case make up the overarching storyline. This time the focus is sexual assault, and suicide takes a back seat. But sadly the filth and gratuitous content from Season 1 is only exacerbated in Season 2.

-One Million Moms.

So much darkness is present in this show. Besides using suicide as an entertainment angle, it also covers many offensive and immoral themes.

13 Reasons Why has received both praise and criticism. It is said to be one of the most popular shows on Netflix by many teens. Some say it is a good way to raise awareness on sensitive topics, but others are concerned about the detrimental affects it is having on young people and their families.

The devastating results…

We’ve already discussed Anna Bright, the 14 year old girl who committed suicide after binge-watching the show.

Sadly, two 15 year-olds from California have done the same. A 23 year-old man from Peru also committed suicide, but not before leaving behind recordings similar to what Hannah (the ’13 Reasons Why’ protagonist) left behind.

“It’s taking too long… it’s not like on 13 Reasons.” A girl from Florida complained while filming her attempted suicide. (This is the girl in the Fox News excerpt on top of the post.) Thankfully, she did not succeed.

I don’t see how anyone can call this show a healthy way to raise awareness. Honestly, it seems like it is doing way more harm than good!

A TV show that is meant to entertain, inform, and educate… this is what ’13 Reasons Why’ is going for?

Raising awareness does not mean you have to wallow in filth and expose yourself to the absolute darkness of a situation.

Highly offensive language, majorly immoral relationships, sexual assault, homosexuality, guns used carelessly while contemplating suicide, a mass school shooting attempt.

This is not what it takes to solve a problem.

This, America, is what entertains you? This is a fun way to spend free time while simultaneously helping people with problems?

No… I believe the mark was missed SO bad.

If you agree that 13 Reasons should be cancelled, sign the petition link below.

One Million Moms has not given up. They are still asking for signatures and contacting Netflix. Click here if you want to help stop this series and be part of the solution.

Two California families claim TV series triggered teens’ suicide.

13 Reasons Why slammed by Florida mom following teen daughter’s suicide attempt.

Our silence will not fix anything.


21 thoughts on “The Growing Aftermath of 13 Reasons Why: Season Two Has Arrived

  1. Several of my friends keep recommending this show to me, but I have refused to watch it, knowing that it might trigger my anxiety or depression. I wish that other teenagers could do the same thing and not do something that might hurt them emotionally, mentally, and even physically.

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  2. This show is so sad. 😦 I just can’t believe it exists and that so many people are being negatively impacted by it … wow, it just makes me so sad! I suppose it’s what you have to expect in a fallen world, but it’s almost hard to believe, still.

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  3. It hurts my stomach to just read this. I don’t understand how anyone thinks mankind suicide and the other horrible topics into entertainment is a good idea. I hate it, and would be proud to help stand against this. Thanks for writing this and getting the word out, Melani.

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  4. I feel very sorry for all those people who chose to commit suicide instead of choosing life. I’m sorry for all those who have contributed to the series because they will answer the Final Judgment for all those lost souls.
    May God help us!


  5. I don’t see how a show that glorifies suicide could “raise awareness.” This just disgusts me more and more every time I hear that the developers just don’t care about the teens and people taking their lives, all because of a show. I’ll be signing that petition, thank you.


  6. Just reading this makes me feel sick. This whole show… just wow. I’m going to make sure I never watch it. I do not want to even have in my head a way to actually commit suicide. *shudders*


  7. I never watched this show and never will. What is happening in this world is scary. Yesterday my mom mistakenly went to an LGBT parade. She was disgusted and horrified at the way the world hath turned. 😩 God help us.

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  8. I agree with you, Melani. This show is proving itself to be extremely harmful, and it should definitely be taken down!

    For some reason, this whole topic makes me think of the song “Guns For Hands” by Twenty One Pilots. Their lyrics can be hard to decipher, but it talks about suicide/self-harm. And it’s a very good, very thought-provoking song. 🙂

    Anyway, great post!


  9. That’s horrible! It’s hard to believe that people keep releasing shows like this when they know how much harm it’s doing!


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