13 Reasons Why Showrunner Stands Behind Season 2's Graphic Rape Scene https://t.co/a0tK5EJ3TX— People (@people) May 22, 2018
13 Reasons Why is no stranger to controversy. With last season's suicide scene, it had fans, critics, and mental health experts expressing difficulty watching the scene or saying it was glamorizing teen suicide. It may or may not have overshadowed the rape of two characters. With no major death in the second season, all eyes are on the scene with [Spoiler (click to open)]Tyler being sodomized by a mop handle and beaten badly with his head smashed against a sink edge and the close-call of a [Spoiler (click to open)]mass shooting at a dance.
Showrunner, Brian Yorkey, says it was not intended for shock value. "We’re committed on this show to telling truthful stories about things that young people go through in as unflinching a way as we can. We fully understand that that means some of the scenes in the show will be difficult to watch,” he says.
Yorkey adds that these unfortunate scenarios happen more than we think.
"We would rather not be confronted with it. We would rather it stay out of our consciousness. This is why these kinds of assaults are underreported. This is why victims have a hard time seeking help. We believe that talking about it is so much better than silence.”
Yorkey adds that if Tyler's incident is more unfortunate than what happened to the two characters last season, it proves that there needs to be more dialogues started.
Season 3 is not confirmed but rumors say the shooting locations have been booked for future filming.