Sherry Jo Matt, 58, told The Sun that she fears the Zendaya-led series – which follows a group of flawed and delinquent, pill-popping high schoolers – may glamorize hard drugs for its younger audience members.
Sherry Jo lost her 21-year-old daughter, Siena Bott, to an accidental overdose in September 2020 after she took a counterfeit Percocet pill laced with a fatal dose of fentanyl.
The straight-A student, who had once been courted by a number of Ivy League schools, was found dead inside her family home in an affluent suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, following a several-year battle with addiction.
Sherry, who through her Stop the Judgment Project is trying to end the stigmas surrounding addiction, said she fears Euphoria may encourage America’s impressionable youth to dabble with drugs, potentially leading them down the same dark path that Siena once trod.
“Watching this show really ripped my heart out,” Sherry Jo said. “It opened up all those wounds of losing Siena again.
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