A popular teen show based on a novel, “13 Reasons Why,” has for the last few years divided the Internet over whether or not it’s appropriate for its target audience.
The show, which focuses on a teenager’s suicide, has been said to “glamourize” suicide and depression, as well as gives young people a “way out.” Others, however, believe the show brings forth a conversation that is not discussed enough and shows those who suffer from mental health issues that there are people who want to help.
On Wednesday, Netflix announced that they would be renewing the show for a third season, which will stream sometime in 2019. This comes after the popularity of the second season of the show, which is available for streaming now.
The announcement has had mixed reviews. There are many who are against commercializing a teen’s suicide and showing it in such a “pop culture” kind of way.
MAN FUCK 13 REASONS WHY AND EVERYTHING IT STANDS FOR ALONG WITH ANYONE WHO IS PART OF THE SHOW pic.twitter.com/7kXGQia4jd
— mj ✩ hype amatw! (@etheralparker) June 6, 2018
People who preach that 13 reasons why is a good thing because "it opens people's eyes to mental health" are the same fucking people who make "welcome to your tape" jokes.
— Amy Jo Wilcox (@amyyjow) June 6, 2018
mentally ill folks and literal therapists/professionals keep telling y’all 13 reasons why is toxic, not helpful at all and does more harm than good, but neurotypicals will tell us we just “don’t get it” and they’ll add a 3rd fucking season as if it will add anything of value
— ?????? ?️? (@softsebstans) June 6, 2018
fuck netflix for renewing 13 reasons why AGAIN and shamelessly continuing to profit off of mental illness, and fuck every single person who keeps watching this garbage show w/o ever hearing what mentally ill people or mental health specialists have to say about it… i feel sick
— carol ?️? (@sofboutellas) June 6, 2018
Can we just all agree that 13 Reasons Why is a show that didn’t need to be made
I’m all for “starting a conversation” but romanticizing suicide isn’t the way to do it
As a person who has battled depression, it has made me on multiple occasions consider suicide as a real option. https://t.co/jnZXre2Nm9
— Dominic Patafie (@dominicpatafie) June 7, 2018
If u guys want 13 reasons why to die out stop fucking watching it just stop giving the show any views even if it’s for u to make some woke critique post on it we already been knew it’s shit
— #fatcockproblems (@tenirzam) June 6, 2018
I cant believe there are people who actually think 13 reasons why is a good show
— Gurnit (@Gurnylicious) June 7, 2018
13 Reasons Why isn’t really about spreading the message regarding suicide, it’s about making money off it at this point.
— Pig Knight (Destroyer of Toppo Avatars) (@Team_SMSD) June 7, 2018
Name 13 reasons why #13reasonswhy should be renewed because I can’t think of 1 good reason
— Sky (@skyrhi) June 6, 2018
Nobody wants @13ReasonsWhy
Nobody. Why do you keep producing it? It is harmful, triggering and wrong in its depiction of literally EVERY issue it tries to talk about. Emphasis on tries. I’m mad.
— Anna Blume (@xhuls) June 6, 2018
Netflix just renewed 13 reasons why for another unnecessary season and cancel shows with so much diversity and healthy LGTBQ+ representation like Sense8 and Shadowhunters. This is ridiculous. #PickUpShadowhunters #SaveShadowhunters
— Flori ?? #SaveShadowhunters (@StoryOfFloraura) June 6, 2018
“13 reasons why has been renewed for a third season” pic.twitter.com/evB7LSJD4s
— just meghan (@MegLizArt) June 7, 2018
Listen to me very carefully: we do not need a third season of 13 Reasons Why. We just don't. No one needs 39 Reasons Why You're Still Supporting the Work of an Accused Sexual Harrasser, my guy.
— Amanda Isabel Ramirez (@AmandaIsA_Ram) June 6, 2018
13 reasons why is really getting a season 3…… embarrassing….. y’all ugly
— angel (@serialskiIIer) June 6, 2018
So many good shows get cancelled, yet 13 Reasons Why gets a third season?? What the actual fuck is wrong with you people
— Gwendolyn ? (@mistflarden) June 6, 2018
Hello I’m really out here being angry that 13 Reasons why (an awful show that honestly just makes everyone feel like crap and passes too many boundaries) got renewed for ANOTHER season but Everything Sucks (a good show with queer representation) got cancelled
— Edna Mode ? (@Mary_k8_miller) June 6, 2018
And, then, there are those who feel as though the show is vital for any teen and a brilliant “coming of age” story for those who do suffer.
This show isn't about one girl's suicide, it's about the sh*t that young people face every single day. On that merit, this show deserves 13 more seasons. #13ReasonsWhy
— Sarang Srivastava (@sarangs722) June 6, 2018
This is why, despite the fact that so many mental health advocates have spoken out against @13ReasonsWhy, I think it's still worth a shot. It may not be perfect, but the good thing is it starts conversations on mental health. https://t.co/NYSUvRm3Sp
— Julian Mauricio (@JulianMauricio) June 6, 2018
Why are people complaining about 13 reasons why doing another series? These things happen in real life. Good that they don’t dim that down. Because you can’t do that in reality. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it! #13reasonswhy
— sam ? (@sammkirkby) June 6, 2018
I don’t know why people are complaining that #13ReasonsWhy was renewed for Season 3. I actually like the story, the characters and how complex they are. If you don’t like it, then don’t fucking watch. Simple. Otherwise you can and will deal. pic.twitter.com/56owjLdXJL
— Deandrea? (@SweetDee85) June 6, 2018
Everyone’s always complaining about 13 Reasons Why but it’s raising awareness to real life things that need to be talked about and guess what… YALL STILL WATCH IT EITHER WAY
— T? (@taylormartinxox) June 7, 2018
I actually like that @13ReasonsWhy is coming out with a 3. They’re bringing up so many more topics that need to be discussed, not just suicide. Rape, male assault, gun violence.. Like it’s good that they talk about this. Even the government letting rapists go free #13reasonswhy3
— ????? (@slaaysia) June 6, 2018
For everyone complaining about the renewal of the show because you feel that it's graphic or doesnt depict mental health in the way you would like, dont watch. The show has all the appropriate warnings so it doesn't have to sugarcoat issues. Season 3 is welcomed! #13ReasonsWhy
— Jodi B (@jodibwithoutane) June 6, 2018
Honestly I think it’s great that 13 reasons why shows real world problems, and doesn’t sugarcoat them. It’s important to have a good grasp on reality. Suicide, bullying, sexual assaults, divorce, school shootings, & other awful things shouldn’t be taken lightly ever.
— Madison Jeffries (@MadisonJeffrie5) June 3, 2018
What do you think–is it a good idea that Netflix renewed the show? Or, is it a bad choice?