Netflix removes controversial suicide scene from 13 Reasons Why

first_imgThe original, nearly three-minute-long scene, which is no longer available on Netflix, aired midway through the season one finale.It depicted the suicide of the main character, Hannah Baker played by actress Katherine Langford.The controversial scene displays the teenager’s entire suicide, which includes graphic video of the girl using a razor blade to kill herself in a bathtub.Shortly after, Hannah’s mother, played by actress Kate Walsh discovers her daughter’s lifeless body in the blood-filled tub.Male lead Dylan Minnette provides voiceover during the entire scene as he tells the school’s guidance counselor precisely what happened to Hannah.The episode opened with a warning to viewers that the installment “may not be suitable for younger audiences” and included “graphic depictions of violence and suicide.”The show attempted to combat the criticism before removing the scene with a Netflix segment called 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons,’ which features the cast and delves into the issues surrounding the show.Despite this, the show received severe criticism and faced further accusations of triggering young adults and teenagers.The new scene, which has been updated on the Netflix site, features Hannah looking at herself in the mirror before cutting to her parents’ reaction to her suicide.There is no longer any depiction of the character using a razor blade to end her life or the immediate aftermath.Netflix will also monitor and issue take-downs for any pirated clips that feature the original, unedited scene, reports say. Over two years after its initial release, Netflix announced Monday that it was altered the graphic suicide scene in the popular series 13 Reasons Why.Netflix said it has “been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show,” which has been accused of irresponsibly handling the topic of suicide and self-harm.The creator of the show, Brian Yorkey, also released a statement via Twitter following the announcement.A statement from our show creator Brian Yorkey.— 13 Reasons Why (@13ReasonsWhy) July 16, 2019last_img read more

Players react to semi final loss as Acheson confirms Dubai move

first_imgThe Moyle Rovers clubman confirmed after yesterdays All Ireland semi-final defeat to Mayo that he’s leaving the country.The Connaught side were 2-13 to 0-14 point winners in Croke Park and will meet either Kerry or Dublin in the final.After the game Peter Acheson confirmed he’s moving to Dubai. He’s postponed his plans in recent seasons due to commitments with the Tipperary team but says he won’t be convinced to stay a third time.Tipp’s cause wasn’t helped yesterday by the black and red cards given to Robbie Kiely and Bill Maher respectively by referee David Coldrick.Tipp manager Liam Kearns says the 10 minute period before half-time was the key passage of the match.Despite the loss Ballyporeen’s Conor Sweeney says Tipp performed very well for long spells of the game.last_img read more

MLB players counter owners’ offer with proposed 70-game schedule

first_imgMajor League Baseball players countered the owners proposal of a 60-game schedule with their own 70-game schedule on Thursday, as the two sides continued battling over a deal to begin a shortened season.The players’ counter was not received well by at least some on the owners’ side who believed they had an agreement at 60 games.The sides have apparently agreed that the players will be played their full pro-rated salaries and both sides’ proposals included expanded playoffs, creating extra revenue.“We believe this offer represents the basis for an agreement on resumption of play,” union head Tony Clark said in a statement after offering 70 games. Now, they must settle on the length of the schedule, which obviously has financial implications if the players are to be paid on a per-game basis.The difference in total player salaries between 60 and 70 games is about $250 million, or about $8.3 million per team.Owners proposed a 10-week season starting July 19 and ending Sept. 27. The players proposed adding three days at the end to accommodate the extra games.The owners also proposed adding the designated hitter to the National League in 2020 and 2021, a change likely to be embraced by the players because it creates more high-paying jobs and allows older players to remain in the game longer.“We’re at the same place,” Commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters. “We want to reach an agreement… We’re doing everything necessary to find a way to play, hopefully by agreement.” Negotiations had apparently hit a stalemate Monday, when Manfred said he was losing confidence there could be an agreement with the players. On Tuesday, Manfred and Clark met face-to-face in Phoenix for a meeting that established what Manfred later said was the “framework” of a deal.Although some on the ownership side reportedly believed the players had agreed to the 60-game plan, Clark on Thursday afternoon released a statement indicating that there was never any agreement.“In my discussions with Rob in Arizona we explored a potential pro rata framework, but I made clear repeatedly in that meeting and after it that there were a number of significant issues with what he proposed, in particular the number of games,” Clark wrote. “It is unequivocally false to suggest that any tentative agreement or other agreement was reached in that meeting. In fact, in conversations within the last 24 hours, Rob invited a counterproposal for more games that he would take back to the owners. We submitted that counterproposal today.”Manfred then responded, telling reporters: “I don’t know what Tony and I were doing there for several hours going back and forth and making trades if we weren’t reaching an agreement.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more