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Should Netflix pull '13 Reasons Why' for glorifying teen violence?

"13 Reasons Why" has been highly controversial since the show premiered in March 2017. The show focuses on a teenage girl who committed suicide and unfolds all the reasons why she took her own life. Some are still outraged, and say the show glorifies violence and suicide. But others, including the showrunners, insist it sheds light on dark issues we should all be talking about. Do you think the show is problematic?  

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According to Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, a psychiatrist who spoke with The Today Show, Netflix should pull the show immediately.

As parents and teachers express concern over the new Netflix suicide show “13 Reasons Why," a prominent adolescent psychiatrist is calling on the company to stop streaming the series.
“This show should be pulled off the air immediately,” Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, president of the Child Mind Institute, told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie on Friday.
“Teenage suicide is contagious. We know for over three decades that when kids watch television where they depict a suicide, they’re more likely to attempt and they’re more likely to actually (kill themselves).”
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But according to Vulture, the show's creator Brian Yorkey has a good reason for the violence portrayed on the show.

“We’re committed on this show to telling truthful stories about things that young people go through in as unflinching a way as we can. We fully understand that that means some of the scenes in the show will be difficult to watch. I think Netflix has helped provide viewers with lots of resources for understanding that this may not be the show for everybody, and also resources for people who do watch it and are troubled and need help.
But the fact is that, as intense as that scene is, and as strong as are or reactions to it may be, it doesn’t even come close to the pain experienced by the people who actually go through these things. When we talk about something being “disgusting” or hard to watch, often that means we are attaching shame to the experience. We would rather not be confronted with it. We would rather it stay out of our consciousness. This is why these kinds of assaults are underreported. This is why victims have a hard time seeking help. We believe that talking about it is so much better than silence.”
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Viewers are split on whether or not the show is really problematic. Some find the controversial issues on the show important for discussion.

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But others find "13 Reasons Why" to be exploitative of today's issues, not helpful.

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