Netflix deletes suicide scene from popular youth show, '13 Reasons Why'
Netflix Inc. is removing a controversial graphic scene depicting a youth suicide from its popular young adult drama “13 Reasons Why”, following advice from medical experts, the company said on its Twitter account early on Tuesday.
The show, based on a book of the same name, depicts the suicide of the protagonist in the last episode of season 1, with a scene of the youth Hannah slitting her wrists in a bathtub.
The company said on Twitter that on the advice of medical experts it had “decided with the creator Brian Yorkey and the producers of 13 Reasons Why to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life.”
In an emailed statement early on Tuesday, a Netflix spokesperson said, “We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide.”
While critically acclaimed, the show has drawn criticism from groups ...
Child Marriage: Sharmeen Chinoy s' latest series
Pakistani Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy tackles child marriage and released the third part from the animated series Shattering the Silence, a project aimed at creating meaningful dialogue around issues of child abuse.
The third animated short film titled Child Marriage is told through the eyes of a young girl and follows the story of Mina, a child who is pulled out of school and married off at a young age. As the film progresses, we see the physical and mental toll that early marriage can have on a child bride and consequently the limited opportunities that lend themselves to women with no proper educational qualifications when marriages don't work out.
Through resilience, determination and awareness, Mina is ultimately able to turn her life around when she approaches Panah - a shelter that not only takes both Mina and her daughter in but gives her vocational training.
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Veteran Pakistani actor Zaheen Tahira passes away at 70
Veteran Pakistani drama actor Zaheen Tahira passed away on Tuesday, her family confirmed, two weeks after she admitted to the intensive care unit following a major cardiac arrest on June 23.
The Khuda Ki Basti actor was put on the ventilator after suffering a heart attack last month and had been in the hospital for the past two weeks. Her grandson, special effects artist Danial Shahzad Khan, told Geo News she passed away early morning, around 5AM.
Tahira, who entered the entertainment industry in the mid-60s, was one of the most beloved actresses of Pakistan. The veteran star has worked in the same profession for decades in various lead roles in over 700 dramas.
Following the heart attack, rumours related to her death had circulated on social media, which left her family concerned. At that time, she was in the coronary care unit (CCU).
The family of Tahira, 70, was looking forward ...