Selena Gomez On '13 Reasons Why' Controversy; Critics Concerned On Teenagers' Suicide And Mental Health
Teachers, parents and psychiatrists want the Netflix series, "13 Reasons Why" to be pulled out because of reported suicide effects in teenagers. Yet, Selena Gomez seems to stand by the popular show, which is her passion project.
Parents, teachers, and psychiatrists are very concerned with the mental health effects of the suicide story of Hannah Baker in "13 Reasons Why" from Netflix and Selena Gomez. Several adult viewers are unhappy with how the show tackles the suicide story and they are calling the attention of the streaming company to halt the airing of the series.
Netflix Should Remove "13 Reasons Why" Immediately?
As per a report from Today, psychiatrist, Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz stated his concern about the famous Netflix show, "13 Reasons Why." He even said that the company must stop airing the series as soon as possible because suicide in teenagers is very contagious and the show will have an effect to their mental health.
“This show should be pulled off the air immediately,” Koplewicz, the president of Child Mind Institute said in an interview. “Teenage suicide is contagious. We know for over three decades that when kids watch television where they depict a suicide, they are more likely to attempt and they’re more likely to actually (kill themselves).”
According to Koplewicz, suicide is very common in teenagers. In fact, 5,000, teenagers wanted to take their own lives last year. For him, there are 5,000 reasons for Netflix to stop streaming the show, because these teenagers could use the series to take their own lives.
Selena Gomez Stands By "13 Reasons Why"
Meanwhile, Huffington Post said Selena Gomez continues to be proud of the hit series. She even stated how overwhelmed she is by the success of the show. The cast even stated that parents should watch the show, as it is a way to raise awareness and knowledge if a student is bothered by suicide attempts.
“I believed in the project for so long and I understood what the message was,” the "Hands To Myself" singer stated. “I just wanted it to come across in a way that kids would be frightened, but confused in a way that they would talk about it because it’s something that is happening all the time.
Netflix has not responded to Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz suicide and mental health opinions related to "13 Reasons Why." Stay tuned for more updates.