The Parents Television Council is calling on Netflix to delay the release of the second season of its controversial hit program “13 Reasons Why” pending more research into the potential harm it has on minors.
Released in 2017 and based off of a best-selling novel, “13 Reasons Why” is about a bullied high school girl who commits suicide and then leaves behind a recording explaining the 13 reasons for her suicide.
In a statement released Wednesday, PTC President Tim Winter said that Netflix should delay the second season “until experts in the scientific community have determined it to be safe for consumption by an audience that is comprised heavily of minor children.”
“When a film or TV series centers entirely on high school-aged children for its storytelling, it is high school and junior high school children who watch and who feel most emotionally-connected to the characters. Grown-ups don’t put themselves into the position of high schoolers; but other children do,” stated Winter.
Winter also called on Netflix to “implement a pricing structure similar to Sirius/XM Satellite radio that allows subscribers – and especially parents – to opt out of adult or explicit programming in exchange for a reduction in the subscription price.”
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Source: Christian Post