Paris Jackson Speaks Out About '13 Reasons Why' Being Triggering

Paris Jackson Speaks Out About '13 Reasons Why' Being Triggering

13 Reasons Why (produced by Selena Gomez) has elicited a variety of reactions from viewers, from joy and recognition to levels of concern about the graphic content — and Paris Jackson is on the latter end of the spectrum.

Paris decided to address the show through an Instagram, sharing a screenshot of a Tumblr post that warns of its triggering aspects.

“Came across this online and i’m not sure what the source is but this is really important to spread towards people that are struggling with depression or anxiety, self-harm, and or suicidal thoughts,” Paris captioned the Instagram.

She starts by praising the show’s merits.

“This show was an amazing way to get the message across to bullies that they need to stop doing what they are doing, it really did a good job of showing how impactful words and actions can be to other human beings. you can’t just do or say things to people without thinking about how it will affect them,” she wrote.

But she also sees a down side, saying that “at the same time it is also an extremely triggering thing to watch. please only watch this show with caution and keep in mind that it may put you in a dark place. if you are struggling please don’t watch it. if you think you can handle it, please by all means check it out.”

She certainly isn’t the first one to point out the show’s triggering aspects. Fans of the show have even gone as far as to create a list warning about where triggers are to make it easier for some to watch.

See what Selena Gomez has to say about it inside…

Selena has also spoken out about the inevitable backlash to the show.

“We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, (the backlash is) gonna come no matter what,” she said. “It’s not an easy subject to talk about, but I’m very fortunate with how it’s doing.”

We agree with her on this much: it is definitely important to consider whether you are in a safe mental space before you view the show.

Please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline if you are having thoughts about self-harm at 1-800-273-8255.

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