13 Reasons Why Has Cut This Controversial Scene From Season One
WARNING: Confronting Content
The Hollywood Reporter shares that in the lead up to season three dropping, the team behind the show has decided to edit the scene that depicts Hannah's graphic suicide.
Specifically, Netflix has chosen to remove footage of Hannah going through with the devastating act.
"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 revealed in a statement.
"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."
In the new version of the episode, Hannah is seen looking at herself in the mirror, before the scene cuts to vision of her parents discovering her body.
When the episode first aired, the fact that Hannah's entire suicide was shown on camera was met with a lot of mixed responses. The series has continually been faced with criticism for its raw dealings with suicide.