In a recent study linking teenage suicide with the popularity of Netflix the streamer has removed a first-season graphic sequence. Depicted is Katherine Langford's Hannah, that takes your life.
"We have heard from many young people that 13 reasons why they encouraged them to start talking about difficult issues like depression and suicide and getting help – often for the first time" Netflix said in a statement. "As we prepare to kick off the third season later this summer, we've been thinking about the ongoing debate around the show, on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, chief physician of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Together with inventor Brian Yorkey and the producers, we decided to work on the scene in which Hannah takes her life out of season 1
13 Reasons Meanwhile, the creator Brian Yorkey said the controversial scene was intended portraying the "ugly, painful reality" to make sure "nobody ever wants to imitate her" After listening to Dr. Moutier's concerns, "Yorkey agreed with Netflix to revise the sequence."
"No scene is more important than the life of the show and its message that we need to take better care of. "each other," the EP added. "We believe this issue will help ensure that the program benefits most people while reducing the risk to vulnerable young viewers. "
The above study concluded that the suicide rate among 10- to 17-year-olds in April was around Raised 30 percent in 2017, the month after 13 reasons bowed to Netflix.
News of the excised sequence was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.