Entire weekends have been lost binge-watching the show. Everyone is talking about it – online and around dinner tables. Conspiracy theories have been created and circulated. Now, the memes about suicide have arrived.
Yes, it was the inevitable next step following the popularity of Netflix’ new series 13 Reasons Why.
The show is based on a 2007 novel of the same name and tells the story of teenage girl Hannah Baker and the reasons for, or people ‘responsible’ for, her suicide.
Next minute, Hannah has been turned into Salt Bae (seriously) and everyone is missing the point.
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The show itself has been labelled problematic by critics and mental health awareness groups concerned its deception of suicide is explicit, glorified and simplified.
These factors have been shown to make suicide appear more possible, an option even, to those exposed.
The memes take this one step further.
13 reasons why
Hannah: Hey do you have anymore gum
Kid: Hi, I’m chewing the last one I’m sorry
Hannah: Welcome to your tape
— Cey (@Stvr_b0y) April 11, 2017