Agreed. They went over-the-top with this character. Also, they should have had him cutting the drug with household cleaners, detergents, etc. instead of more drugs. Like, most people doing this drug probably won't care if it is cut with heroin or meth because it isn't stigmatized in the same way as when one injects or smokes it.
I might be more sympathetic if they were upfront but they're not.
Festival was in August. Have they released cause of death? Tox? You'd think they'd be shouting it out if was that rase of one devastating pill as opposed to polydrug use, hydration or exposure issues.
They are trying to approach the subject in a different way. They know they can't scare kids with the BS "holes in the brain" that they tried in the late 90's. They are trying to educate rather than scare now.
What the government needs to do is legalize it so there's some control in what is in these pills and try to get rid of the black market.