'13 Reasons Why' Star Hits Back at Critics Saying The Show 'Glorifies' Suicide

'13 Reasons Why' Star Hits Back at Critics Saying The Show 'Glorifies' Suicide

13 Reasons Why had a few weeks of amazing reviews.

The stars and fans of the show and book were telling others to watch it, and get aware of what’s actually going on in young adults’ lives — and now, now the show is being criticized and has come under fire for their graphic scenes and for “glorifying suicide”.

“Television is meant for entertainment, but I don’t think suicide is glorified. I’m not sure what they see in someone cutting their wrists as glorification,” star Brandon Flynn told THR after some organizations hit back at the Netflix show.

He adds, “Suicide is a taboo subject, especially suicide among youth. Everyone thinks that their kid lives these quaint and normal lives in school. What I hope people come to realize is that the show is much more than just that one scene.”

“[Hannah's suicide] scene is so graphic, but what the show deals with leads up to that scene – which is really important to talk about,” Brandon adds. “It’s the behavior among boys and girls at a young age that still exists in adults…If that scene is too graphic for people, that might be good because people are going to talk about it.”

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Kate Walsh, who plays Hannah’s mother in the show agrees.

“(Creator) Brian Yorkey was adamant there was nothing romantic or nothing Goth or sexy about this suicide,” she says. “We all knew that when we finally got to that scene, there wasn’t going to be anything beautiful about it. It’s supposed to make you uncomfortable.”

While many schools are warning parents about the show in the US, New Zealand has one-upped them and changed the rating!

If you’re under 18 and living in New Zealand, you must have a parent with you while watching the show.

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