Netflix cuts 13 Reasons Why's graphic suicide scene -- two years after release

CNET | 7/16/2019 | Carrie Mihalcik
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All 13 episodes of the first season of 13 Reasons Why were released in March 2017.

Netflix has altered a controversial suicide scene in 13 Reasons Why more than two years after the teen series was released.

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"We've heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help -- often for the first time," Netflix said in a statement Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we've been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. So on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we've decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season one."

Netflix didn't immediately respond to a request for additional comment.

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