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. ...