By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller News Foundation 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 …Continue reading "Netflix Removes Suicide Scene From ’13 Reasons Why’ Following Spike In Teen Suicides"
By Katie Yoder 13 Reasons Why is dark. And it just might be getting darker. Justin Prentice, who plays the character Bryce in 13 Reasons Why, is hinting that the next season of the popular teen Netflix show might just feature an abortion storyline. While his comments came in May during interviews with Entertainment Weekly and …Continue reading "13 Reasons Why Actor Suggests Abortion Plot in Season 3"
By Matt Philbin Editor’s note. The story below appeared at Newsbusters. So why is the show so controversial? “In ‘13 Reasons Why,’ high school student Hannah Baker kills herself and leaves behind cassette tapes describing the events that led to her death, which is shown in graphic detail in the series finale,” Reuters Health reporter …Continue reading "Netflix Draws Condemnation for Announcing Third Season of ‘13 Reasons Why’"
By Dave Andrusko If this doesn’t unnerve you, I’m not sure what would. Reuters Health reported that a study appearing online in JAMA Internal Medicine found that “Online searches related to suicide spiked right after Netflix released ‘13 Reasons Why,’ a popular series about a teen girl who takes her own life” . The study …Continue reading "As many as 1.5 million additional online suicide searches following “13 Reasons Why”"
By Nancy Valko Today, it is hard to keep up with the constant stream of information coming not only from TV and movies but also from the social network. But to understand and hopefully to protect and help our children and others in today’s culture, it is important to keep up with current media and …Continue reading "The very dark story arc of “13 Reasons Why” and the threat of suicide contagion"