The Star Of '13 Reasons Why' Has Revealed How She Feels About The Show's Backlash

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The Star Of '13 Reasons Why' Has Revealed How She Feels About The Show's Backlash

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Since the premiere of 13 Reasons Why critics have slammed the show for its depiction of bullying and mental illness.

Selena Gomez, who produced the show, and other crew members have spoken out in defence of the show after schools sent warnings to parents about its themes and governments banned teenagers from watching the series without a parent present.

Now, during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Katherine Langford, who plays Hannah Baker in the show, has shared her thoughts on the controversy.


Whilst speaking with Jimmy Fallon, Katherine said she understood where the critics were coming from but that it was important for the show to start a conversation.

"Of course there's controversy.

"I think things like these instigate discussion, which is the important part.

"And I think we cover so many important issues in the show that are going to affect people differently depending on their own personal context.

"And I'm like everyone's feelings are valid, so I'm not going to tell anyone to feel anything differently, but personally being directly involved in the show and seeing the thought and consideration that went into it...

"Also being a young adult, playing a young adult and covering issues that are relevant, I feel really proud of the way we covered it and the way we showed things."


Katherine has added resources such as and or her Instagram, in the hope that any teenagers who are going through a tough time and have questions about the show can turn to them for help.