On 31st March, Netflix released all the episodes of the show based on one of the bestselling novels by Jay Asher, “13 Reasons Why” The season got widely popular on social media and gained a lot of attention because of controversy surrounding around it.
Warning! If you haven’t watch the season yet then you should grab some popcorn, get informed, and come back when you’ve joined the immense majority.
The story follows a high-school student Clay Jensen and his friend Hannah Baker, who got raped committed suicide. She leaves behind cassettes that explain 13 reasons why she made a dangerous step of taking her own life. These cassettes are passed around to each of the people who influenced Hannah’s decision, eventually holding each person responsible for their actions.
Many mental-health experts, parents, and teachers are saying it praises suicide and could be a dangerous lesson for teens who could be going through the same things as Hannah. The season is about misogyny and has raised up issues like suicide, sexism, bullying, rape, and the kind of things girls goes through in their teens but no one ever talk about it.
The question arises is the show appropriate for middle and high school students to watch? Not at all. Children under 16 are advisable not to watch it without adult supervision because it could trigger vulnerable kids and inspire them to commit suicide. Suicide can be contagious, especially among younger populations. Analysis suggests that at least 5 percent of youth suicides are influenced by contagion.
Season 1 got so popular that it is probably getting a second season next year.