Net­flix re­sponds to ‘13 Rea­sons’ crit­ics with more warn­ings

Cape Breton Post - - Arts/ Entertainment -

NEW YORK — Net­flix is re­spond­ing to crit­ics of its new show “13 Rea­sons Why” by adding more warn­ings for view­ers about graphic con­tent.

The 13-episode drama, co-pro­duced by ac­tress and singer Se­lena Gomez, is based on Jay Asher’s youn­gadult 2007 best­seller about a high school stu­dent who kills her­self and leaves be­hind 13 au­dio­tapes de­tail­ing the events that led to her death, in­clud­ing sex­ual as­sault, sub­stance abuse and bul­ly­ing. The show is rated TV-MA and three episodes that con­tain ex­plicit ma­te­rial have “viewer dis­cre­tion ad­vised’’ warn­ings. Men­tal health ex­perts wanted more ad­vi­sories shown. Net­flix said Mon­day it has now added a warn­ing be­fore the first episode and “also strength­ened the mes­sag­ing and re­source lan­guage in the ex­ist­ing cards for episodes that con­tain graphic sub­ject mat­ter.’’

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