July 2018 – The second season of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why released May 18, despite many efforts to persuade Netflix to cancel the release and pull the first season of this show that glorifies teen suicide. AFA continues to share the tragic story of Anna Bright, a 14-year-old girl who committed suicide after binge-watching the first season of the series.
Season 2 focuses on the aftermath of the teen suicide from Season 1; it is more vile, filthy, and perverted than the first season.
In the wake of the recent school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, that happened the same day Season 2 released, Netflix cancelled the show’s premiere party just hours before the stars were to appear on the red carpet in West Hollywood.
“AFA urges people to sign a petition in hopes of getting the attention of Netflix and ultimately saving lives,” said AFA vice president Buddy Smith. At press time, over 60,000 people had signed the petition to Netflix asking the streaming giant to do away with 13 Reasons Why. Netflix has not responded to AFA’s requests. Read and watch Anna’s story and sign the petition at afa.net/netflix.
Season 2 contains graphic sexual content including pornography, sexual assault, and a reference to child pornography; homosexuality that is celebrated; excessive profane language; a teen with a heroin addiction; scenes in which Christianity is mocked; severe bullying, and intense gun violence including a planned school shooting that is thwarted last minute.