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Should Netflix pull '13 Reasons Why' for glorifying teen violence?

"13 Reasons Why" has been highly controversial since the show premiered in March 2017. The show focuses on a teenage girl who committed suicide and unfolds all the reasons why she took her own life. Studies have shown the show has had a negative impact on teen suicide attempts. But some fans of the show say it does the complete opposite and reminds viewers that taking your own life is never the answer. Do you think the show is problematic?

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A study conducted by the University of Michigan shows "13 Reasons Why," could possibly increase teen suicide. The study was comprised of mostly young women who identify with the main character, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide at the beginning of the series. The teens who admitted to suffering from depression claim to feel more depressed as they watch the show. According to BuzzFeed:

The teenagers observed in the study reported that they experienced an increase in sadness, depression, distress, and anxiety while watching the show.

Dr. Victor Hong was the lead researcher on the show and said producers of the show should be more thoughtful. He told BuzzFeed:

“Can we be a little bit more cautious, or a little bit more thoughtful, about the content that we’re putting out to teenagers? “I believe that a lot of these producers are consulting mental health experts, what I am not sure of is if they are actually heeding their recommendations,” said Hong.
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But fans of the show have strong feelings about its message. Fans on Twitter have admitted to suffering from depression say the show has prevented them from hurting themselves.

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