People Are Sharing These “13 Reasons Why” Memes And The Fandom Is P*ssed

18 April 2017, 17:06 | Updated: 18 January 2018, 16:37

13 Reasons Why Offensive Memes
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

People are urging you to think twice before sharing one of these memes.

Listen, we appreciate a good 13 Reasons Why meme. We've shared enough 'F*ck off Courtney' memes to last a lifetime, but there's one type of meme in particular that seems to be rubbing one half of the fandom the wrong way.

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If you've seen the show, you'll know the significance of Hannah Baker's thirteen tapes. Before taking her own life, Hannah leaves behind tapes, detailing who and what was part of the reason she decided to commit suicide. Her story is intricate, thought provoking and sad. But fans have taken that aspect of the show and turned it into a massive meme inspired by the words she utters at the beginning of each tape: "Welcome To Your Tape".





Even Netflix's official account has joined in. 


Many people believe that these memes are trivialising the very real subject of mental health and suicidal thoughts and that they're completely missing the point of the Netflix drama. 


Hannah's story is not as simple or trivial as getting upset and dramatic over someone telling you something you don't want to hear. People are pointing out that these kind of things build up over time and in some cases, it COULD be something as small and meaningless (to you) as an offhand comment that may persuade someone suffering from suicidal thoughts to take it a step further. 

What do you think? Are they a bit distasteful or are people getting too offended over nothing?

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