As controversial as season one of 13 Reasons Why may have been, it appears season two is picking up right where things left off — and dealing with plenty of outrage and opinions from fans trying to process what they’re watching.
Before we go any further, though — SPOILER ALERT!!!
So the key issue here with the new controversy centers on the season two story following Tyler (played by Devin Druid), and his return to the school after being away for a time to better deal with his anger.
The season ends with still-furious Monty (played by Timothy Granaderos) getting his revenge on Tyler by enlisting his buddies to beat him up in a school bathroom.
They slam his head into the mirror and sink before pushing his face into the toilet multiple times. But the graphic part comes next — seriously, trigger warning!
Monty sexually assaults Tyler using a broomstick — and the group runs off, leaving Tyler to bleed out on the wooden broom handle.
It was graphic enough that Netflix itself decided to warn viewers before watching, with a screen like this that appeared at the start of the show (below):
Now that’s a warning…
Not surprisingly, fans were outraged and up in arms about the ending, with viewers tweeting into the show and sharing opinions both good and bad about the whole sexual assault scene (below):
There was absolutely no need for that scene with Tyler in the last episode. Why did that need to be written in. 13 Reasons Why is problematic and that├óΓé¼Γäós that.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Shelly-Anna Tompkins (@shelly_tompkins) May 18, 2018
AFTER THAT BRUTAL SCENE WITH THE MOP AND TYLER, THIS SHOW NEEDS TO BE CANCELLED. Obviously the people behind this show only gives a fuck about shock value and not about rape or suicide. #13ReasonsWhySeason2 #13reasonswhy
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Callie ├ó┼ô┬¿ (@CallieCalburn) May 19, 2018
i agree that the tyler’s moment in episode 13 was hard to watch..
but what happened is true and some people go through that shit, so if you think that was too much to watch, take a second and think what others have felt and no one talks about it #13ReasonsWhy
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Nour (@BooksAndPWesley) May 19, 2018
All of y’all are pissed because Tyler got sodimized in with a broom #13ReasonsWhy2 .. but this happened at my former school to a kid I know. Multiple football players raped a 15-year-old boy with a broomstick. I heard about it I almost threw up. #13ReasonsWhy needed to show this.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ brae alnett.├░┼╕┼Æ┬╝ (@awkwardlybrae) May 19, 2018
What do y’all think, Perezcious readers?!
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