“Breaking Bad” is being blamed for a shocking rise in crystal meth use in Europe.
U.K. experts claim that having the central plot of the TV show revolving around crystal meth instantly boots the drug’s appeal, even though the show doesn’t try to glamorize it.
Germany has seen a 51% rise in the use of the drug and crystal meth seizures by British border patrols are up 400% over the past 5-year.
Can TV and movies really be blamed for people’s decisions and behaviours? Does media really dictate trends, fashion and people’s behaviours?