When it came out in 2017, “13 Reasons Why” received such a high percentage of viewers making it one of the most viewed Netflix originals series just after 30 days of its premiere. This is actually based on a novel of the same name by Jay Asher which was released ten years prior to the season one TV adaption premiere.
The series revolves around a teenage boy named Clay, who happened to have been in a mysterious quest into connecting the story of the real reason why his friend Hannah Baker committed suicide. He received a box one day after coming home from school and it contained the cassette tape recordings of his friend right before she took decided to take her own life.
Because of the sensitivity of the series, it was first unclear if they will actually make a season two for it since psychologists have been warning people on the effects this show may actually have on teenagers. Despite the controversy, it was announced by one of their producers, singer Selena Gomez, that there will indeed bee a season two. However, recent tragic events that had been happening in high schools all over the United States, a lot of people are asking Netflix to cancel the series, continue reading to find out more.
“13 Reasons Why” Season 2 Premiere Canceled
Everyone seemed to have been waiting for the release of the newest season of 13 Reasons Why, however, in an official statement released by Netflix, they had to cancel the premiere because of the Texas high school shooting the day of the premiere. On a statement, Netflix that their hearts are with the victims of the most recent school shooting and this who had suffered a great loss.
Ten people were said to have died including 8 students and 2 teachers. It was at Santa Fe, Texas and just like what happened in Florida last February, it was also a student who went on a killing spree, but this time around it was during the first period. The 17-year-old shooter was armed with both a shotgun as well as a pistol when he barged into an art class.
According to the letter that the Santa Fe Independent School sent to the parents, they, unfortunately, suffered a great loss from a tragic incident. For the second time in just three months, more students and teachers have died because of gun violence that was both done by students. Witnesses said that they heard someone said “Surprise” and that’s when the shooting started.
The truth is now streaming. pic.twitter.com/cUAzzxHMlM
— Netflix (@netflix) May 18, 2018
Netflix announced this just a couple of hours before the series was set to be released. The premiere was actually meant to be in Los Angeles where into casts such as Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh, Christian Navarro, Justin Prentice, Brandon Flynn, Alisha Boe and more will be there. Singer and one of its executive producers, Selena Gomez were also said to have been there if it wasn’t canceled. However, only the premiere got canceled but the entire season was released on Netflix still. The second season is said to be focusing on the effects of Hannah’s death.
The most Tweeted-about characters since the #13ReasonsWhy Season 2 release date announcement:
➖ Justin pic.twitter.com/S6bnJrL8Zg
— Twitter TV is watching The Chair (@TwitterTV) May 18, 2018
Netflix Urged To Cancel The Series
More and more people are urging Netflix to pull out 13 Reasons Why, especially with what is currently happening with high schools right now. Just like the Parents Television Council, which is a media watchdog group that says the show is basically triggering teenagers.
The council actually has more than a million members who have been calling out shows that they think are not great examples for minors. This wasn’t, of course, the first time that they called out the show since its first season had graphic scenes on it and it literally focuses on teen suicide. Selena Gomez, who is known to be very influential to youngsters, is one of the producers of the show which means that more and more minors are getting into watching it. Even if the season two now contains a warning that it may actually be triggering, it is very untimely to release such show to a time wherein school shootings are very sensitive.
Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why, like season 1, can be unflinching, dark and even hard to watch at times. please view with caution, or with loved ones. if you or anyone you know would like resources after watching, please go to https://t.co/QK0icsuX5l. thank you. ❤️
— Dylan Minnette (@dylanminnette) May 18, 2018
Mental health experts, as well as teachers and other parents, are also worried as to how this show could actually affect the minds of their children in a time where it is such a sensitive subject to the entire country. Netflix is yet to release a comment about the said call out.