Paris Jackson says '13 Reasons Why' suicide plot line is an 'extremely triggering thing to watch'


Paris Jackson has mixed feelings about the dark subject matter in 13 Reasons Why.

Netflix's wildly popular teen drama, based on the young adult novel by Jay Asher, follows high school student Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he sets out to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), and her decision to commit suicide.

The storyline hits close to home for Paris, who attempted to commit suicide at age 15, and revealed to Rolling Stone magazine earlier this year that the highly publicized incident was just one of multiple attempts.

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On Thursday, Paris reacted to a negative review of 13 Reasons Why in an Instagram post, calling it an important show but also offering a note of caution. "This show was an amazing way to get the message across to bullies that they need to stop doing what they are doing," she wrote. "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."

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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21: Paris Jackson attends the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21: Boy Georges and Paris Jackson attend the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 20: Paris Jackson attends the Givenchy Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 20, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 18: Paris Jackson is spotted during a photoshoot at the Eiffel Tower on January 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Paris Jackson arrives at the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
MALIBU, CA - JULY 04: Michael Snoddy and Paris Jackson attend the 'Red, White and Bootsy' 4th Of July Event at Nobu Malibu on July 4, 2016 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 04: Paris Jackson and Michael Snoddy are seen on July 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 28: Paris Jackson attends the opening night of Deaf West Theatre's 'Spring Awakening' at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on May 28, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Paris Jackson throws out the first pitch at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/WireImage)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Prince Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson attend the St. Paul Saints Vs. The Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson attend the Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink launch party at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Prince Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson attend the St. Paul Saints Vs. The Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Prince Michael Jackson II, Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson attend the St. Paul Saints Vs. The Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Blanket Jackson, Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson attend the Los Angeles opening of 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour' at Staples Center on January 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Paris Jackson attends the Los Angeles opening of 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour' at Staples Center on January 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
GARY, IN - AUGUST 29: Prince Michael Jackson I and Paris Jackson attend the press conference for Goin' Back To Indiana: Can You Feel It at the Majestic Star Hotel Lakeshore Ballroom on August 29, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Paris Jackson appears at the Michael Jackson Hand and Footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Prince Jackson, Paris Jackson and Blanket Jackson appear at the Michael Jackson Hand and Footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Prince Michael, Blanket and Paris Jackson with Justin Bieber attend the Michael Jackson 'Immortalized' hand and footprint ceremony held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Paris Jackson (L) and singer Justin Bieber pose at the Michael Jackson Hand and Footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03: Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson arrives at the Las Vegas premiere of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino December 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
Michael Jackson's children, Prince Jackson (L), Blanket Jackson (C) and Paris Jackson (R) speak on stage during the 'Michael Forever' concert in memory of the late Michael Jackson at The Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Paris Jackson, 13, LaToya Jackson, Prince Jackson, 14, and Blanket Jackson, 9, attend a ceremony to honor their father and brother, the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, California August 8, 2011. Michael Jackson's three children presented the hospital with a gift of 13 pieces of original art created and signed by the late King of Pop. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
From left, Janet Jackson, Paris Michael Katherine, LaToya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson I attend a memorial service for music legend Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, July 7, 2009. (Photo by Gabriel Bouys/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 07: Paris Jackson, left, Prince Michael Jackson II, center, and Prince Michael Jackson I, children of Michael Jackson, stand on stage during the memorial service for their father at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Jackson's family, friends and music-industry colleagues joined with thousands of fans today to bid farewell to the pop singer at the site where he rehearsed for a series of comeback concerts. (Photo by Mark J Terrill/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Michael Katherine is conforted by her aunts Janet Jackson (R) and LaToya Jackson at a memorial service for music legend Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS/POOL (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson (C) is comforted by the brothers and sisters of Michael Jackson including Marlon (L) and Randy (2nd L) Jackson at the memorial service for the King of Pop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS/POOL (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's children Prince (L) and Paris accept their father's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Paris Katherine Jackson onstage at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
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That being said, Paris seems to agree with the critic who advised: "If you're suicidal, if you're depressed, if you self harm, and/or if you have any trauma associated with that, please do not watch this show."

Paris' post continued, "But 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," she added. "If you think you can handle it, please by all means check it out."

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During her interview with Rolling Stone, Michael Jackson's 19-year-old daughter was quite candid about her own struggle with depression and self harm, admitting that she used to cut herself. "It was just self-hatred, low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn't do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore," she said.

While Paris sees the pros and cons of 13 Reasons Why, the show's executive producer Selena Gomez spoke to ET about why she thinks the show is so important. "I think kids especially, with social media sometimes, they just feel a little claustrophobic, and I don't think their voice is actually being heard," she said. "I want people to know that every single life is valuable, that their voice can be heard, and that there are people who are willing to be there for them."

Here's more of our interview with Gomez:


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