D.A.R.E Is Criticizing Zendaya For Depicting A Drug-Addicted Teen In “Euphoria.” They Were Silent When White Actors Played Similar Roles

D.A.R.E Is Criticizing Zendaya For Depicting A Drug-Addicted Teen In “Euphoria.” They Had been Silent When White Actors Performed Comparable Roles

D.A.R.E. has seemingly come out of the woodwork, criticizing actor Zendaya for her gorgeous depiction of an addicted teen in the HBO CollectionEuphoria.”  The drug abuse group hasn’t been so vocal up to now when non-black actors performed addicts.

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D.A.R.E was created within the Nineteen Eighties by the Los Angeles Police Division, and college students in colleges across the US have been taught to “simply say no to medicine.” The drug prevention program is making an attempt to make a comeback off Zendaya’s again, attacking her depiction of an addicted teen within the fashionable and common present, “Euphoria”.  

“Euphoria” options drug-related content material, following the on a regular basis life of highschool youngsters. Rue, the primary character, is performed by award-winning African-American actress Stoermer Coleman, greatest generally known as Zendaya.  Within the present, Zendaya is a teen affected by a extreme drug dependancy within the thick of troubled friendships, relationships, and residential life. D.A.R.E claims that the present is a destructive affect on teenagers and glorifies drug abuse.

D.A.R.E made an announcement to NBC information claiming “HBO’s tv drama, ‘Euphoria,’ chooses to misguidedly glorify and erroneously depict highschool pupil drug use, dependancy, nameless intercourse, violence, and different harmful behaviors as frequent and widespread in at present’s world.”

Followers clapped again, saying D.A.R.E. has been dwelling below a rock and that Euphoria is just not the primary common tv present that highlights drug-addicted youngsters.  The response to DARE goes even additional, mentioning that D.A.R.E has but to criticize or acknowledge every other present depicting drug abuse and that Zendaya is being focused as a result of she is black.

The hit Canadian present “Degrassi” ran from 2001 to 2015, that includes four-time Grammy Award-winning rap artist, Drake.  The present addressed points of sweet sixteen being pregnant,  sexuality, and sure, teen drug use.

The CW’s 90210 reboot aired from 2008 to 2013 portraying teenage drama and teenage drug abuse. One of many principal characters, Adrianna, performed by Jessica Lowndes, was a troubled teen dwelling with a drug dependancy that triggered her to go to rehab.

Zendaya took to Twitter to reply along with her assertion, reminding us of what “TV-MA” actually means.

I do know I’ve stated this earlier than, however I do need to reiterate to everybody that Euphoria is for mature audiences. This season, possibly much more than the final, is deeply emotional and offers with material that may be triggering and troublesome to observe.

Please solely watch it when you really feel snug. Handle your self and know that both means you might be nonetheless cherished and I can nonetheless really feel your help.

Whereas generally exaggerated, drug use and tv reveals are sometimes designed to reflect the realities of dependancy. In response to the CDC, “in 2019, almost 71,000 folks died from drug overdoses, making it a number one reason behind injury-related demise in the USA.”

The Hip Hop neighborhood has misplaced many legends over time resulting from drug overdose. Again in September, the Hip Hop neighborhood remembered the late Hollywood star Michael Ok. Williams who not too long ago handed away after consuming a lethal dose of fentanyl-laced heroin. In December, HBO dropped the trailer for its doc on the late rapper, Juice WRLD, whose demise was lastly revealed as an unintended drug overdose after he reportedly swallowed a number of Percocet.

D.A.R.E. not too long ago criticized Zendaya and “Euphoria” for glamorizing drug use amongst teenagers. Do you agree with the criticism of the present? 🤔

— SOHH (@sohh) February 11, 2022

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