Parents to Netflix: Why is '13 Reasons' still on air?
The Parents Television Council has written to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his board members demanding to know why the show ‚Äú13 Reasons Why‚ÄĚ remains on the air despite research linking it ‚Äúto an increase in suicides among children.‚ÄĚ
The show revolves around the graphic suicide of a girl, the main character, and her ‚Äúreasons‚ÄĚ for killing herself.
A recently reported study revealed there were 195 more youth suicides than would have been expected in the nine months after the show came out in March 2017, CBN reported.
‚ÄúThe lead author of the findings, Jeff Bridge at Nationwide Children‚Äôs Hospital, says the creators of the series intentionally portrayed the suicide of the main character with a very graphic depiction of her death. He says seeing that alone can trigger suicidal behavior,‚ÄĚ the report said....
Dr Tim Wrote: "Christopher, you hurt me deeply when you made fun of my appearance. I can‚Äôt help the fact that my ears are fourteen inches long and covered with fur, or that I have that third eye in the middle of my forehead. Please try to show a little sensitivity in your future posts."
Dr Tim, I sincerely apologize for making you think that I was poking fun at your appearance. I need to be more careful with how I word things at times, because I would never, ever make fun of your appearance. I know it's not something you have any control over, and can't do anything about, so I wasn't poking fun of you, I was feeling sorry for you. I can't imagine your struggle, or how deeply you've been scarred by the normal people who DO make fun of you. Shame on them, because they should just look the other way when they see you coming. I do feel for you, apologize again for the mis-understanding, and if you ever need someone to talk to, and I mean this...good luck.
Christopher, you hurt me deeply when you made fun of my appearance. I can‚Äôt help the fact that my ears are fourteen inches long and covered with fur, or that I have that third eye in the middle of my forehead. Please try to show a little sensitivity in your future posts.
Glad someone stepped in to confirm...much appreciated. I would have been the first to correct a gross mis-understanding like that on anyone's behalf, and the dead silence makes it appear, well, doesn't matter. Don't bother now, just saying (and venting).
...especially you, Dr Tim...by not saying anything in response, you made it look like you agreed that you had been attacked. I was "certain" you were gonna chime in yesterday, but crickets all-around.
No need for any responses, just venting, and moving on...
...it was a joke, my friend, and Dr Tim is well aware of that fact, as are most others. I do understand the mis-understanding though, because if I stopped by your work related forum, I'm sure I would mis-understand certain things being said, without knowing who knows who, and how people interact at times, so honest mistake. I can't remember a time when I've ever attacked anyone here, so you just mis-interpreted some usual humor that goes back and forth at times.
Feel free to reach out to Dr Tim to ask if he felt attacked, or cryed himself to sleep that night. He may have because of his appearance, but not because of anything I said.
Something is wrong when parents have to recur to a national organization to 'represent their interests' to a national company. Don't parents have enough power at home to control their own TV consumption? No, you say, they do not have that power because the US is living under the curse of Isaiah 3:12, where children oppress and women rule. Keep that in mind-whenever you see women ruling anywhere--in Congress, courts, companies, etc.--you see another example of this same curse.
Give me a break. You mean the picture of the TV you have taped to your goat cart, that you only dream of having? Nothing wrong with dreaming about having what normal people have, but didn't your momma ever teach young Timmy that fibbing is wrong? I'm guessing your cave doesn't have any outlets anyway, so it doesn't sound like you've thought your dream through.
Dr. Tim wrote: Our TV has a high-tech feature that blocks such programs. It‚Äôs called an on-off button.
ūüėĀ this high-tech feature does help as long as it is inside the house. With all the other options that are available in the market to watch Netflix, I think asking to ban such shows is the best that can be done.