Netflix has decided to cancel the second season premiere of its popular series “13 Reasons Why” in light of the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting on Friday.
Without revealing too many spoilers, the creators of “13 Reasons Why” claim the second season’s plot starts off with a thwarted school shooting, and releasing the premiere Friday night would be insensitive to the victims of the Santa Fe shooting.
“Our hearts are with the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting, and with all victims of gun violence. In light of today’s tragedy, we are cancelling the 13 Reasons Why S2 premiere event tonight,” Netflix said in a statement.
“13 Reasons Why” dealt with some pretty heavy themes in its first season, including suicide, gun violence and sexual assault. It weathered some criticism for its graphic and detailed portrayal of some violence that may not be suitable for all audiences. The second season is expected to contain several PSAs pertaining to the more mature themes included in the show.
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