Mary Margaret Olohan
Why they made the change.
Netflix Removes Suicide Scene From ’13 Reasons Why’ Following Spike In Teen Suicides
Netflix removed the graphic suicide scene from “13 Reasons Why,” a move that follows an April study showing a spike in teen suicides after the show was released.
Netflix announced in a statement Tuesday they will remove a graphic suicide scene in which actress Katherine Langford’s character, a teenager named Hannah, kills herself by slitting her wrist in a bathtub.
“We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help — often for the first time,” Netflix said in a statement Tuesday.
“As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. So on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season one.”
An update on 13 Reasons Why
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