Dear Glee, Just Tell The Truth About Finn. Please.

English: Logo of the TV series Glee

English: Logo of the TV series Glee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a newsflash, drugs really do KILL young people. Yup, and guess when kids do drugs and alcohol?l Apparently my two started in high school but from what I hear kids are starting younger and younger. I have two kids in college now and I think I’m a very good mom and have good instincts but apparently I trusted my kids too much and I had NO IDEA  that they were drinking in high school.  My son said once, when I asked him about high school:”high school is one big lie.”  Boy, was he ever right. Watch for it, prepare for it, it will happen and yes, it is true.

I bring this up because I happened to watch an episode of Glee on-line the other night and I felt shocked and disappointed. Of all shows, Glee was hiding something? It was hiding something HUGE and from what I read about it when it happened, there were no plans to tell the viewers how Finn/Cory died. Are you kidding me? Why not?  It is an opportunity to TEACH unlike any other. I know during the beginning of the episode Kurt’s character says something about “I don’t care how he died, I just want to remember how he lived. ” Very convenient but truly a big disappointment. Life is not one musical melody after another in the real world. Glee has covered some amazingly wonderful and difficult topics: bullying, homosexuality, transgender, obsessive compulsive behavior, Down’s Syndrome, etc. why are they coping out now?

Cory Monteith/Finn Hudson

Died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

English: Actor Cory Monteith at premiere party...

English: Actor Cory Monteith at premiere party of TV series Glee, Santa Monica, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a show that has taken on so many important issues and I would like to see Finn’s/Cory Monteith’s death handled HONESTLY, not for me but for the thousands, millions of teenagers or pre-teens that need to understand the harsh, sometimes deadly implications of drugs and alcohol. This is reality, folks. True, we don’t go around high school breaking into song when we want with perfectly pitched voices but there is bullying and discrimination, popular kids, mean teachers and yes, there is most certainly drugs and alcohol. This is a show that has taken on so many important issues and I would like to see Finn’s/Cory Monteith’s death handled HONESTLY, not for me but for the thousands, millions of teenagers or pre-teens that need to see this. This is reality, folks. True, we don’t go around high school breaking into song when we want with perfectly pitched voices but there is bullying and discrimination, popular kids, mean teachers and yes, there is most certainly drugs and alcohol.

I’m not sure how  the last episode of the longest good-bye in history will go. I’ve heard different things but please, please just listen and let this be a teaching moment for the kids and their parents. Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, let Finn die the same way. Let others learn from his tragic mistake. Watch it together, talk about it. It’s a great opportunity to communicate. You owe it to Cory Monteith and those that loved him. Honestly, I think he would have wanted it this way.Giving his life some real meaning for others, saving lives not losing them.

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3 thoughts on “Dear Glee, Just Tell The Truth About Finn. Please.

  1. I agree with your son, High School is a Lie. I remember when I was in high school, I told my mother I never wanted children because I never wanted a teenager. I had a hard time as a teen and thought it cruel to put someone through that…plus the parents can be put through hell too. Oh but that was then. I didn’t have children, but that’s not why.
    I do hope they try to face this and use it as a teaching tool. However, teens do not think about their mortality, even when they see it happen to others. (maybe if it was a friend…but who knows) I’ve worked with teens a lot, and they seem to think they are invincible…and those who do die from alcohol or drugs simply did it wrong or wanted to die.
    It’s so hard to teach a teen about things like that. I admit I drank some in High School and smoked pot…and I was an honor roll student, who would have thought?
    (of course, when I was 18 it was legal to drink)

    Just thoughts…and wishes that I knew how to get through to the kids who really need it.

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  2. Wonderful post! I felt the same disappointment. I thought they were going to deal with it and it was the perfect platform to do so. I have to admire Ashton Kutcher. He found an opportunity and a platform and went for it. If you haven’t seen his acceptance speech for the Teen Choice Awards…watch it. I wish Glee had taken the same opportunity. So many people die of their addictions, it’s a shame really.

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