Netflix edits suicide scene from ’13 Reasons Why’

After triggering controversy over the suicidal scene from the first season of Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’, the digital platform along with the show’s creative head Brian Yorkey have edited the scene.

The three-minute-long scene, which is no longer available on the digital platform, showcased Hollywood actor Katherine Langford (who essayed the role of Hannah), assessing her life in the mirror before she is depicted sitting in a bathtub, crying, and taking a sharp blade to her left wrist to piercing the skin. The graphic scene garnered many critical comments from the viewers who believed that it created a harmful impact on the minds of the youth. In order to prevent that, Netflix posted an update of the show on their Twitter handle. The edited and improved version of the scene has no depiction of the character trying to commit suicide with any sharp object. Apart from Netflix, the official Twitter handle of the show also issued a statement on behalf of the creator Brian Yorkey.