- Two years after 13 reasons why was released on Netflix, the show's creators and producers have decided to remove the graphic scene that shows Hannah Baker's suicide.
- The showrunners and producers came to the decision after consultation with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Warning: This post contains spoilers from season one of 13 reasons why and mention of the suicide scene of the series.
It's been two years since 13 reasons why was first aired on Netflix. The show, in which the student Hannah Baker and her death by suicide turned, describes the emotions that she has experienced and that have contributed to their decision to take their own lives, and the role played by their peers. The show has received a lot of criticism for discussing suicide. Now one of the most criticized scenes in the series ̵
According to a Netflix statement released today The makers and producers of the show have consulted with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and decided it is best to remove the scene from the show. "We've heard from many young people that 13 reasons why encouraged them to start talking about difficult issues like depression and suicide and getting help – often for the first time," said Netflix in the statement , "As we prepare to kick off the third season later this summer, we kept an eye out for the ongoing debate over the show, on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, We've decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to work on the scene in which Hannah kills her first season. "
Instead of showing the scene where Hannah dies, The Hollywood Reporter states in the newly edited scene that Hannah now looks in the mirror and immediately shows her parents' reaction to her suicide. In addition to removing the scene, Netflix will also look for pirate clips that contain the original, unabridged version of the suicide scene uploaded to sites like YouTube.
"No scene is more important than the life of the show and its message that we need to take care of each other better, and we believe that editing this show will help do the best for most people while reducing the risk to them They reduce particularly vulnerable young viewers, "said showrunner Brian Yorkey in the statement.
If you or someone you know suffers from depression or suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.