“It is controversial,” Hastings acknowledged. “But nobody has to watch it. We’re an on-demand service, and we feel great about the possibility of Season 3 and look forward to supporting the team’s work in that.”
We're not done yet with 13 Reasons Why! https://t.co/7eg82tdpq7— Floor8 (@Floor8Official) June 6, 2018
Hastings continued, saying 13 Reasons Why is “engaging content” that “has been enormously popular and successful.” The second season premiere drew six million viewers in the US, in the first three days of its release. Yeah, we'd call that successful!
However, many have called for the show to be cancelled. Mental health experts and activists fear the show
"The content and thematic elements of the second season are even worse than we expected."— IndieWire (@IndieWire) May 23, 2018
The Parents Television Council are asking Netflix to cancel #13ReasonsWhy: https://t.co/hhQqi9OliQ pic.twitter.com/mHRpur0I5V
While the show's content may be graphic, many have argued that 13 Reasons Why has opened up grounds for discussion, and tells a truth, even if people might not want to hear it.
Funny how a lot of people are outraged at a certain scene in 13 Reasons Why but not at the fact that it happens somewhere in the world on a daily basis. Perspective guys.— Sophie (@sophieisabellx) May 29, 2018
No matter the backlash, the Netflix series has been renewed for a third season, so if you aren't a fan of it, we suggest you take Reed's advice! There's no need to watch it if it offends you.