13 Reasons Why isn't an easy show to handle. It's not light-hearted in the slightest. It's meant to make viewers uncomfortable and really think about the deep, serious issues it tackles, like bullying, suicide, sexual assault, and how the simple act exactly how you treat someone else can really affect this person. It faces head-on topics that aren't necessarily brought up in series that are about characters who are in high school, but that's part of why it had everyone talking. Well now, the official Twitter account for the series has riled fans up for all the wrong reasons.
Fans online quickly took note of a photo that was tweeted out which featured an image of one of the show's couples, Jessica and Justin, being rather cute: Justin was giving Jess a kiss on the cheek as she smiled and held a rose in her hand and the words n the background of the graphic read, "I'm enough," with the tweet itself saying "Always."
Now, if you've seen the show, you would know this is just problematic all around. No couple, and we repeat, NO couple that appeared on the first season of the show is #CoupleGoals by any means. Each relationship is severely flawed and because of a poor decision Justin made, his friend Bryce ended up assaulting Jessica, something he never told her about until she confronted him. So as you can see, this love story is not one that should be romanticized by any means, which fans were not shy about saying, with one tweet in particular getting more than 80,000 retweets and 200,000 likes on it. Those who saw it had some very honest reactions to it.
But since seeing the backlash, the account has since deleted the tweet.
Glorifying a troublesome relationship isn't the way to go about getting the messages they hope viewers will take away from the show out there. There's a difference between presenting a situation to fans via the story and that's how the Netflix series should keep going about it. If we've learned anything from Hannah Baker's story, it's that you always have to be mindful and maybe think twice before putting something out into the universe that may have the potential to hurt others.
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