Should 13 Reasons Why be Canceled?

posted May 23, 2018, 6:40 AM by PHS Warrior Beat
By:McKenzie Mitchell
 See the source image    The Netflix original series, 13 Reasons Why, is receiving backlash since it was put out for the public on May 18, 2018.

    In the 13 Reasons Why first season, a young, fictional high school student named Hannah Baker commits suicide as a result for being bullied over and over again. The junior made 13 tapes for the different people who drove her to end her life.

    Many people were upset with the show because in the tapes, it talks and depicts scenes of the young girl being sexually assaulted and it shows her actually inflicting self-harm.

    According to, people were mad with the first season, but the second season had  brought a lot more backlash.

    In the finale of the second season, Tyler Down a student who went to Hannah Baker’s high school, walks into the boys bathroom at school where a few of his peers start beating him up. Tyler’s head is smashed in the bathroom’s mirror and against the sink before the boys pushed his face into the toilet bowl.

    While being beat up in the bathroom, Tyler Down was also sexually assaulted and left in the bathroom floor bloody and all alone. At the very end, it shows Down coming to the school dance holding an assault rifle, attempting to shoot up the school.

    The show did put a warning at the beginning of every episode, but some people think that the earning was not enough.

    A viewer wrote, “Can someone make the executive decision to cancel #13ReasonsWhy already? Yes, these topics need to be discussed. But I'd rather it be from a show that knows not to make actual painful situations into dramatic plot points.”

    The show has only been out for less than a week. Some viewers appreciate the show touching topics that need to be brought to society’s attention, but some think it needs to be approached a different. If 13 Reasons Why continues to air, changes will definitely be made.

Edited By:ST