Taylor Swift’s new album drops. Calls to suicide helplines rise.
Taylor Swift has just released her latest album, Folklore, and already calls to the national suicide prevention hotline have rocketed.
“Usually it’s quite about this time of the year,” says Linda, a trained crisis worker, “but suddenly the lines went crazy! It was only after talking to the third person in need that I realised they all had purchased Taylor Swift’s new album.”
“I was only 60 seconds into the Folklore album when it just felt like my hope was draining out of me,” said Jill a survivor.
“Fortunately, most of our callers, like Jill, had only listened to 3 songs before they called us for help,” added the crisis worker, “I’d hate to think what would have happened if they’d waited until the end of the album…”
The survivors are currently lobbying government to have a warnings clearly displayed on the album’s packaging or on the site’s selling it.
However, some survivors feel that the Folklore’s current cover is too innocuous and sends a misleading signal. Instead they are pressuring Ms Swift to use the following image that better represents what listeners will be getting: