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“13 Reasons Why” Creator Address Controversy In Season 2’s Narrative

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Since the release of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why—based on Jay Asher’s novel—the show has been met with both strong criticism and applause over its portrayal of difficult issues. Through it all, it has persisted. But, a season two storyline has gotten the creators into hot water.

13 Reasons Why: Eye-Opening And Overwhelming

The Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, has been a major talking point for a variety of issues that teenagers and young adults face such as depression, anxiety, suicide, sexual assault, and more. While some have found the show to be enlightening and eye-opening, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the intensity of the content— especially when it comes to season two.

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Season Two’s Struggle: Graphic, Triggering, And Raw

After the release of this season, voices on the internet became a storm of both praise and frustration due to the graphic, raw content. Some claimed trigger warnings weren’t enough, while others were grateful to the writers for showing honest portrayals of specific issues. However, one seemed to cross a line for many people and survivors of recent tragedies aren’t happy.

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The Gunman Narrative: Hitting Far Too Close To Home

The end of season one featured a scene which has become all-too-familiar in classrooms across America: a school shooter. Season two picked up the narrative of the bullied, isolated kid who returns to his school with an arsenal of guns to enact a school shooting. The harsh portrayal was painfully real for many gun violence survivors. Some people were furious about the empathy the violent student was shown.

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The Controversy At Hand: Reality Or Romanticizing?

“Using [Netflix]…to dramatize/glorify a school shooting is wildly irresponsible,” Twitter user @jaredbouloy wrote. Many on the platform seemed to share similar opinions. The day that the show was meant to premiere in L.A., the shooting at Santa Fe High School occurred, prompting the cancellation of the event. However, through the criticism, the creator has stood by the painful storyline.

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Creator’s Passionate, Controversial Explanation: “A Troubled Young Man”

“We had a character who was obviously severely bullied… and was thinking of making a very tragic choice in addressing those feelings,” Brian Yorkey, showrunner and creator, explained. “It’s very much about trying to understand Tyler’s character and how a troubled young man might be driven to consider this very difficult choice.”

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Hidden Cluse in ‘Stranger Things’ Return Date Teaser

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