TV- Netflix has announced that it is editing out Katherine Langford’s suicide scene from season one finale of its hit show 13 Reasons Why.
Season one aired in 2017 and became center of controversy for showing a suicide scene featuring Langford.
In the three-minute-long scene, which aired midway through the season one finale, Hannah Baker (Langford) takes a razor blade to her left wrist and pierces the skin. Hannah's mother (Kate Walsh) later discovers her daughter's lifeless body in the blood-filled tub.
Explaining the decision to edit out the scene, show creator Brian Yorkey said, “Our creative intent in portraying the ugly, painful reality of suicide in such graphic detail in season 1 was to tell the truth about the horror of such an act, and make sure no one would ever wish to emulate it.
“But as we ready to launch Season 3, we have heard concerns about the scene from Dr Christine Moutier at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and others, and have agreed with Netflix to re-edit it.”
Netflix US also put out a message confirming the deletion of the scene. The third season of 13 Reasons Why will be available for streaming soon.