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Netflix Takes Heat For ’13 Reasons Why’ Season 2

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13 Reasons Why is currently in its second season on Netflix. Executive producer, Selena Gomez, helped make the first season a hit. Nonetheless, a graphic suicide scene did cause controversy. Some even claimed the show glorified it. Those involved with the show argue that it can prevent such tragedies. In addition, they want to help start a conversation. However, the show is under fire again after season two. This controversy is due to yet another graphic scene. Netflix has an interesting perspective on the matter.

The Controversial Scene

While the first season focused on suicide, season two tackles sexual assault. The graphic scene that has the show under fire depicts just that. A young man is assaulted by a group of baseball players.

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The scene is undeniably difficult to watch. Many viewers question its necessity and authenticity. However, the writers and producers of the show defend the scene.

What The Writers Say

In 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons, this scene is addressed. Writers and producers speak about opening a dialogue but don’t claim to have answers. They feel that these graphic scenes need to be depicted.

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The actors discuss how it was difficult to film. They do emphasize, though, all the resources the producers provided. In particular, they were given extensive counseling.

What Netflix Says

Netflix heard what viewers had to say after the first season. Now they provide warnings more often throughout the show. A website was even set up to offer help and resources.

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As the show grows in popularity, more outside information is becoming available. Depicting such graphic situations has opened the eyes of many. Schools and parents are taking action.

More Controversy

This single scene isn’t the only reason the show is taking heat. Several other topics are controversial this season.

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For example, the rape of Hannah Baker is shown again. There are also scenes depicting heroin detox and gun violence. It may be intense, but it’s the reality for so many teens today.

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