22 Times Teen Shows Romanticized, Glossed Over, Or Just Irresponsibly Handled Serious Topics
Please cool it with the student-teacher relationships.
Teenagers make dumb choices. This is nothing new, and it's not surprising when it happens on teen shows.
But some storylines take this way too far, to the point where it feels really damaging and irresponsible to present to kids. It's totally fine to portray real, sometimes upsetting issues that teenagers face — we should talk about difficult topics! However, it's also important to handle these stories with care and consideration.
Here are 21 teen show storylines that just totally missed the mark:
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!!
Content Warning: Some of the following contain mentions of sexual assault, suicide, and disordered eating.