Last Minute problems for 13 Reasons Why before the New Seasons release
Jeya Suriya -
13 Reasons Why is the talk of the town right now as the Netflix show is having a new season dropping in the next few hours. Though the last season faced negative reviews, fans of that show are eagerly waiting to watch what Hannah Baker and Clay Jensen is up to now.
On the eve before the release of the show, The Parents Television Council, the USA based Children welfare organisation has accosted their country's streaming behemoth to replace “13 Reasons Why” from the teen category. It has created a last-minute tension in the Industry as the organisation have released this statement just before the next Netflix's stockholder meeting.
Tim Winter, President of The Parents Television Council's statement read “You cannot simultaneously say ‘13 Reasons Why’ is intended for young viewers while rating the show as only appropriate for mature audiences. You cannot simultaneously normalize the use of narcotics to children while eschewing depictions of tobacco products to children. And you cannot apply a PG-13 or TV-14 rating to programming which, by the industry’s guidelines, requires an R or TV-MA for explicit dialogue. We call on Netflix immediately to remove ‘13 Reasons Why’ from its ‘Teen’ programming category and to cease marketing other explicit content as appropriate for children.”
“As Netflix works to increase its dominance in the streaming video market, the company must act with greater corporate responsibility, particularly to the millions of families who are customers. It seems that with every step Netflix takes in a positive direction, there are more decisions the company makes to negate those changes. Case in point: Netflix recently announced improved parental controls – something we advocated for – but our new research proves that those improved controls do not, and cannot, protect children from explicit adult content if that adult content is rated as appropriate for teenaged children.”
“We call on the Netflix leadership to do the right thing. And if they won’t, then we call on Netflix shareholders to hold the company to account for such grossly irresponsible behaviour.”
The High School Drama is now found beneath “teen” programming on Netflix even though it is censored TV-MA. It is well known that the drama has included scenes of graphic suicide, sexual assault, sodomy, minor-age drinking and other instances of mature viewing.
It is also to be noted that a TV channel's reports say that following the release of the show there is a 28% increase in suicides of American Children aged 10 to 17.