Fans Are Having Trouble Accepting The Character Death In '13 Reasons Why' Series Finale

13 Reasons Why is at the center of controversy once again.

This time, it's for the death of a character that no one saw coming. It's caused fans to air out their grievances on Twitter.

Based on these reactions, someone really needs to check on these 13 Reasons Why fans because they are not okay.

Caution: Spoilers Ahead, so beware.

*13 Reasons Why* has always been a controversial show.

This all started with the best-selling book it was adapted from being banned from multiple school districts.

Despite this, the creators of the show went ahead with it anyways.

It followed the story of teenager Hannah Baker who left behind tapes, detailing all of the reasons why she ended her life.

While they showed Hannah's graphic death scene at the end of Season 1, it was eventually edited out.

This happened two years too late for those who had initially criticized Netflix for showing it at all.

“We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help—often for the first time,” Netflix said in the statement.


“As we prepare to launch season 3 later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show.

They continued:


"So on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season 1.”

Even with all this controversy surrounding the show, fans still tuned in.


And on June 5, they prepared themselves for the show's fourth — and final — season.

The season opened by teasing the death of a character without revealing who it was.

It wouldn't be until the last episode that fans found out that the ill-fated character was Justin, a fan favorite.

Here's what happened:

After he showed up to prom with Jessica, Justin Foley (Brandon Flynn) suddenly collapsed.

Sadly, this is something that fans predicted since he had struggled with drug addiction.

But instead of him overdosing, the writers threw in an insane curveball:


They revealed that Justin had HIV that had progressed to AIDS.

That's not all.

From there, this progressed to a severe lung and brain infection that meant he couldn't be saved.

If you thought the characters didn't handle saying goodbye to Justin well, just imagine how the fans felt.

They've been feeling distraught over the series final ending ever since they saw it.

Just check out some of these reactions below.

There's been a *lot* of tears:

With fans praising Justin's character's development, they believe that he was served an unjust hand in the end.

He could have gone on to do so much with his life and school!

Justin's death has even been considered "traumatic":

"#13ReasonsWhy producers had an amazing opportunity to teach people that HIV is no longer a death sentence. Instead, they chose to kill Justin off, after they gave him the biggest character development???" another added.

Some say that Justin dying from an overdose would have been more believable:

But more than anything, they're furious that he had to die in the first place, especially when he had a chance at a bright future.

The ending of this bromance is just too much to bear:

Clay and Justin were at odds at the beginning of the series, but by Season 4, their friendship had grown so much.

When Justin said “Will you hold my hand bro?” in this scene, fans lost it.

In case you're wondering why the show is ending after only four seasons, Showrunner Brian Yorkey explained that.

In May, he told Entertainment Weekly that graduation “felt like the logical ending point.”

He made this decision while filming Season 2.

“I’m always a little bit suspicious of high school shows that go beyond four seasons because high school is four years long,” he said.


“So when somehow high school shows become seven and eight seasons long—don’t get me wrong, I watch them all—but I tend to get a little suspicious of something that began as a high school show.”

Sadly, Justin won't ever see life past high school *sniffs*

What do you think about the show's ending?

Did they need to kill off a major character like that?

Let us know in the comments!