People are criticising the new season of ’13 Reasons Why’ for its depiction of a school shooting after recent events.
Watchdog group the Parents Television Council called on the media streaming company to boot the show altogether, according to Daily Mail.
The council said that the second season, which was set to premiere this month, is ‘a ticking time bomb to teens and children.’
Season 2 is based on the aftermath of a teen girl’s passing. It includes a scene about a thwarted high school dance shooting.
Parents Television Council issued a warning to parents and schools.
‘We’re issuing a warning about @Netflix’s #13 Reasons Why Season 2 and urging the company to pull the series entirely because of the potentially harmful content,’ the statement said in part.
On Friday, 10 innocent people were shot dead after 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened fire during an early morning art class at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
The controversial season release also follows the February Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School school shooting in Florida that was brought on by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. 17 people were killed.
The first season of ’13 Reasons Why’ received heavy criticism for its depiction of suicide, rape, eating disorders and a variety or mental health issues. Read more on that here.
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