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Two years later, Netflix is removing the suicide scene from ‘13 Reasons Why’
    2019-07-18  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

NETFLIX is removing a controversial graphic scene from its popular young adult drama “13 Reasons Why,” which depicts a youth suicide, following advice from medical experts, the company said on its Twitter account early Tuesday.

The show, based on a book of the same name, depicts a suicide of the protagonist in the last episode of season one, including a scene of the youth Hannah slitting her wrists in a bathtub.

The company said on Twitter that on the advice of medical experts “we’ve decided with the creator Brian Yorkey and the producers of ‘13 Reasons Why’ to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life.”

While critically acclaimed, the show has drawn criticism from groups including the Parents Television Council (PTC), which claim the show glorifies teen suicide.

The move to edit the scene drew praise from PTC which has also lobbied Netflix to drop the show entirely.

“Netflix has finally acknowledged the harmful impact that explicit content, such as the graphic suicide scene in ‘13 reasons Why,’ is capable of inflicting on children.”

Suicides by young Americans rose by almost a third in the month following the 2017 streaming debut of the popular Netflix television series, a U.S. study found.

The researchers said the study had limitations and that they could not make a direct “causal link” between “13 Reasons Why” and the rise in suicide rates or rule out other factors. However, the graphic scene caused a backlash among parents and health professionals.

(SD-Agencies)

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