“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.
Our silence will not fix anything.