Warning All Parents! Netflix is set to release Season 3 of 13 Reasons Why this Friday, August 23. Netflix has also confirmed a fourth and final season that is already in production.
More than two years after the 2017 debut of 13 Reasons Why, Netflix finally responded to concerns about the negative impact of the controversial suicide-themed series. Netflix deleted Season 1's three-minute graphic teen suicide scene. But that was after releasing a second season about suicide, rape, sexual assault, and mental illness, and now a third season with a teen homicide as the focus of the show's darkness, violence, and perversion.
Although 1MM acknowledges the removal of Season 1's suicide scene and applauds that there is an end in sight for the series, 1MM is not giving in or giving up. 1MM and our parent ministry, American Family Association, are pressing on, stronger now more than ever. Together, we are putting the maximum pressure on Netflix to pull all seasons of this dangerous series from its streaming service.
The whole series is a dark and depressing primer for impressionable young people, inviting them to enter a realm of perversion, hatred, and violence.
Read the AFA Journal story about Season 1 and the impact it had on the family of Anna Bright, a 14-year-old who committed suicide after binge-watching 13 Reasons Why.
Watch the heartbreaking video about Anna Bright.
Read this blog from AFA's The Stand for an overview of Season 2. The tragic effects of 13 Reasons Why are very real.
Please sign this petition to Netflix, if you have not already, and then share it as a way to warn other friends, family, and church members about the dangers of 13 Reasons Why. Asking Netflix to drop this dangerous series is the right thing to do and critical for the well-being of America’s youth.