After yet another school shooting in the United States, Netflix decided to cancel the upcoming premiere of the latest season of their series, “13 Reasons Why.” As you might know, Netflix’ series co-created by Selena Gomez has been immensely controversial, but riveting to its viewers for its heart-wrenching subject matter.
The streaming service released a statement saying their “hearts” are with the victims of those who lost their lives in the shooting. The 17-year-old, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, is currently held by the authorities after he killed 10 people and hurt several others.
He didn’t get a chance to commit suicide, thankfully, and is currently under investigation by the police. It marks another dark day in the history of the United States.
Previously, the shooting at the Parkland High School in Florida kicked off a nation-wide protest for more strict gun-control. However, most of the protests have not resulted in any kind of legislation.
And 13 Reasons Why is a controversial series for its handling of mental health issues, particularly, suicide. The show on the streaming platform has faced criticism because of it.
Additionally, the show handles other problems including sexual assault and the bullying of teenagers. The bullying problem and sexual assault have been a topic of discussion for the last decade, as educators and political activists have created several anti-harassment campaigns.
13 Reasons Why has dealt with other topics including gun violence, with one character injuring himself in an attempted suicide and another lonesome character stockpiling weapons.
Reportedly, one of the primary reasons for pulling the TV series is because the very first episode of the new season shows a kid entering a school with the intention of killing other students.