(Reuters) – Netflix Inc. is removing a controversial graphic scene from its popular young adult drama “13 Reasons Why”, which depicts a youth suicide, following advice from medical experts, the company said on its Twitter account early on Tuesday.
The show, based on a book of the same name, depicts a suicide of the protagonist in the last episode of season 1, including a scene of the youth Hannah slitting her wrists in a bathtub.
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A Netflix representative could not be immediately reached for comment early on Tuesday.
The company said on Twitter that on the advice of medical experts “we’ve decided with the creator Brian Yorkey and the producers of 13 Reasons Why to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life.”
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While critically acclaimed, the show has drawn criticism from groups including the Parents Television Council (PTC), which claim the show glorifies teen suicide.
The move to edit the scene drew praise from PTC which has also lobbied Netflix to drop the show entirely.
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