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I Still Can't Believe Teen Shows Handled These 17 Moments So Irresponsibly

Some issues just shouldn't be wrapped up in 30-minute episodes.

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us examples of teen shows handling serious topics badly. Here are some of the eye-opening responses:

🚨 Warning: Spoilers ahead!! 🚨

Note: The following contain mentions of sexual assault, eating disorders, suicide, and other sensitive topics.

1. First, when Blair had a miscarriage and it was basically just never mentioned again on Gossip Girl:

Blair's doctor tells her she lost the baby

2. When Hannah and Mona's eating disorders were never properly addressed on Pretty Little Liars:

Alison tells Hanna she knows a way to help her feel better, leading to her becoming bulimic

3. When Becky brought a gun to school on Glee:

Becky pulls a gun out in Sue's office, "I was scared and wanted to protect myself"

4. When Brick's statutory rape was used just for laughs on Insatiable:

Brick and another character's mom hook up

5. When Cheryl attempted suicide and never received any help afterward on Riverdale:

Cheryl plunges into the icy river on "Riverdale"

6. When the severity of Marley's eating disorder was never properly addressed on Glee:

Ryder to Marley: "I don't want to kiss a girl who's got puke on her breath"

7. When Aria and Ezra's student-teacher relationship was completely romanticized on Pretty Little Liars:

Aria and Ezra tell her parents they're in love

8. When Spike attempted to rape Buffy and it was used for his character development on Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

Buffy and Spike talk about the assault, Spike says he's changed

9. When Kelly's friend Amanda's eating disorder was resolved in one episode on Beverly Hills, 90210:

Kelly says her mom used to pop diet pills and that they "murder your personality"

10. When Betty's mental health issues were explained by her having the "serial killer gene" on Riverdale:

Alice and Polly tell Betty she has the serial killer genes

11. When Sabrina blackmailed the jocks with photos of them making out after the witches tricked them into believing they were kissing girls instead of each other on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina:

Sabrina and her friends with camera

12. When Emma's OCD was portrayed stereotypically and treated like a joke on Glee:

Emma scrubbing individual grapes before she eats them

13. When Maya was framed as being in the wrong for protecting Tristan from a predatory teacher on Degrassi: The Next Generation:

Tristan says Maya shouldn't have "blabbed" about his relationship with Mr. Yates

14. When Landon woke Hope up from her sleeping beauty curse by kissing her in her sleep, even though they had just stated the importance of consent in the previous episode on Legacies:

Hope says a non-consensual kiss is never the answer, Landon kisses her in her sleep the next episode

15. When Nathan was implied to have purposefully crashed the race car, and then never received any serious help in the aftermath on One Tree Hill:

Nathan crashes race car and almost dies

16. When Chuck punched the glass and left a cut on Blair's face on Gossip Girl:

Chuck grabs Blair and punches glass window behind her

17. And finally, the entirety of 13 Reasons Why:

Hannah before her graphic suicide scene

Do you know of another poorly handled teen TV show moment that wasn't included on this list? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity. Not all submissions were from Community users.