HBO’s Euphoria is quite popular in the present due to its amazing casting and darker themes. The show is about teenagers dealing with issues of identity, addiction and heartbreak, friendships, sexual assault, trauma and health issues. Naturally, with these heavy-hitting themes the show is likely to feature some shocking visuals and plots. Recently, a drug organization D.A.R.E (Drug Addiction Resistance Education) has criticized Euphoria for its use of drugs and its glorifying of drugs. Euphoria’s character Zendaya who plays the role of the addiction Rue Bennett, came to defend the show.
The HBO show debuted in the year 2017 and is currently in the second season. The show is based on the character of Zendaya Rue she is serious addict. The pilot lets us witness her nearly die due to an overdose. After recovering her overdose, she visits rehab, but she doesn’t think about it as serious. Rue goes through a relapse from season one and the situation gets worse in Euphoria season 2. Episode 5 watch Rue struggles with her girlfriend Jules (Hunter Schafer) and her other acquaintances Cassie (Sydney Sweeney), Maddie (Alexa Demie), Lexie (Maude Apatow, Kat (Barbie Ferreira) and Fez (Angus Cloud). Rue’s relationship with maternal grandmother Leslie (Nike King) and her sister Gia (Storm Reid) is also damaged. Rue’s unpredictable and uncontrollable behavior puts her at the bottom of the barrel.
The D.A.R.E organization has criticized the program for its apologies and acceptance of destructive behavior like violence, drug abuse and sex that is anonymous:
The organization was established in the early 1960s with as its goal to stop addiction to drugs. However, over time it has not been able to make significant progress.
The Emmy award-winning actress has stated that Euphoria did not intend to impart any knowledge on viewers. According to Zendaya the show’s purpose is to assist people in understanding the different aspects of addiction, so that they can feel empathy for addicts. Furthermore, she hopes those who struggle with mental health issues and addiction themselves will see the program and be less isolated:
Zendaya also wrote that she would like people to discover a love for Rue no matter what her most depressing condition.
Zendaya also said that she hopes that people will stay with her to the conclusion of Rue’s story in order to heal her and make the adjustments she requires to transform her life. The result is that people can apply this to their family members as well as friends affected by addiction.
“I love her dearly. I am also concerned about the people who love her, as I believe most of them have a similar tale of addiction and sobriety as well as many have a lot in common with her mood disorders. She believe it’s crucial that we keep this passion towards her.”
The note ended with a powerful message, stating that it’s crucial to be flawed in our characters so that we can be able to improve ourselves. She suggested that we:
“Remember that we are not the worst mistake we’ve ever made. And that redemption is possible.”
It’s definitely a lovely message from Zendaya. I hope we’ll get a more positive end for Jules as well as everyone else on Euphoria.