13 Reasons Why Gets Further Warnings Added By Netflix To Prepare Viewers
This comes after people complained it was too graphic.
Netflix has been forced to make changes to 13 Reasons Why, as the series to continues to receive quite the tidal wave of criticism over the way it portrays suicide.
Following the news that New Zealand have created a new rating just for the series, Netflix will now be adding further warnings over the graphic content as well as the ones which already exist.
"There has been a tremendous amount of discussion about our series 13 Reasons Why. While many of our members find the show to be a valuable driver for starting important conversation with their families, we have also heard concern from those who feel the series should carry additional advisories," Netflix said in a statement to E! News.
"Currently the episodes that carry graphic content are identified as such and the series overall carries a TV-MA rating. Moving forward, we will add an additional viewer warning card before the first episode as an extra precaution for those about to start the series and have also strengthened the messaging and resource language in the existing cards for episodes that contain graphic subject matter, including the URL 13ReasonsWhy.info—a global resource center that provides information about professional organizations that support help around the serious matters addressed in the show."
While the cast of the hit show have been also addressing the situation, with Dylan Minnette recently telling Ellen DeGeneres that they just want to ‘start conversations’.
"The main goal, overall, is to start conversations that we think are necessary to be had and to bring these issues to light and to show them in a real way," Minnette said. "If people are talking about it, we've reached our goal because these conversations—people need to talk about this."
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