At the end of March 2017, a show was put out on Netflix called "13 reasons why" to quick sum up what it is about for those of you who don't already know it's about a girl name Hannah Baker who takes her own life and leaves behind tapes for 13 people who played a role in her death. Since the show aired it has been getting a lot of attention both good and bad though more bad attention has come from the media talking about how the show is to dark and it shouldn't be on netfilx and people shouldn't watch it because it has trigger episodes, Some school have even started to ban the book and send out letters to family about the show and what it contains. Some schools are sending the letter to tell parents not to let the kids watch it while some schools are sending the letters telling parents that they should sit down and watch the show with their kids and talk about it afterwards.
Let's talk about my unpopular opinion on why I stand by "13 reasons why"
I was Hannah Baker.
I was picked on and rumors about me in school spread and I had people in my life who I thought were my friends and I thought would stand by my side when things got bad or who I thought would put the rumors to rest because they knew it wasn't true. I watched at people in my class stood by and let the enjoyment of life I had be taking away by people because no one stood up and spoke up. This show hits home in many ways for me and it shows the TRUTH about what it's really like to deal with people in high school and how some of the teachers are not trained to deal with stuff like it, it's not that they don't "try" its the reach a point where they don't know what to do and they think the students are just being kids and it's something that we will build off of and grow out of.
This show does not make suicide romantic or glorify it in anyway, this show gets dark and because of how dark it got, suicide is being talked about before it's to late for some. This show opened the eyes to a lot of people and made a lot of people speak up and because it did just that because the show went dark people are talking about their stories and what they went through and they shared how they where Hannah Baker.
Yes this show is dark and shows things that can be seen as "triggers" Things like the rape sense that happens to Hannah and then showing how she takes her own life and her parents finding her body. These things happen in real life...almost every day and they are NEVER talked about, because people think if they don't talk about something it just goes away and it's not an issue anymore. This is NOT true, I stand behind this show because it made people start talking about issues that need to out in the open and I tip my at to the schools who sent out the letters to parents telling them to watch the show with their kids, because caring starts at home, bit;eing a parent who cares about their kid enough to let them know its okay to go through some issues they can talk about them with them, starts at home.
Though I will say this to end my thought,
Until you deal with demons that make you think about crossing that line
You don't get to stand there and say what we go through is just a phase and it's something that we will get over.
Until you deal with the darkness that hunts us you don't get to sit there and say this show makes suicide romantic.
Because when you watch a show like "13 Reasons Why" and Understand what a fictional person is going through and you make the personal contention with Hannah is more then just a show it's like watching someone finally understand that darkness that causes a lot of people harm.
So Unpopular Opinion, I stand behind "13 reasons Why"