Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Netflix adding more trigger warnings to '13 Reasons Why' following backlash

Freda Brock | 12 May, 2017, 10:28

Kimberly's middle school provided resources for parents in a newsletter and Neenah sent a letter home explaining the series graphically depicts suicide and lacks a very important message; help is out there.

While I think it encourages discussions about sexual assault, bullying, depression, and suicide, I'm not going to go against mental health experts who have basically unanimously said that shows like this are unsafe for people, and more specifically those who have gone through those issues.

After hearing people's concerns, the company has announced via Buzzfeed News that it will be updating existing warnings and adding more advisories to the series as a whole.

"13 Reasons Why" already has a TV-MA rating and has graphic content warnings for two episodes, but apparently that hasn't been enough.

Netflix is responding to all the controversy surrounding the hit show 13 Reasons Why... with action!

"Currently the episodes that carry graphic content are identified as such and the series overall carries a TV-MA rating", Netflix said in its statement.

Executive director believes Confederate monuments would be great for Beauvoir
A construction crew removed the second of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans before dawn on Thursday, CNN reported . Bulletproof vests were apparent on the Confederate sympathizers, but guns, from either side, were not visible.

The series, based on a 2007 book by Jay Asher, begins with a pair of high school girls taking selfies next to the locker-turned shrine of a former classmate, Hannah Baker.

Adapted from author Jay Asher's best-selling young adult novel about teen suicide, the 13-episode show has garnered mounting concern from psychologists, educators and parents, some of whom say the Selena Gomez-backed show glamorizes suicide and could inspire deadly copycat behavior.

The changes on the show will go into effect this week.

"It overwhelmingly seems to me that the most irresponsible thing we could've done would have been not to show the death at all."
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Meanwhile, Gomez recently told the Associated Press: "We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, [the backlash is] gonna come no matter what". "I think maybe offering to sit down and watch it with them and then to have a conversation with your teen, "are you okay", "what do you think of the series".

"It's a not an easy subject but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing and I'm overwhelmed and very proud of it".

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