13 Reasons Why is a popular show amongst teenagers in the US. However, the show is under fire, with fans saying that one of the scenes is “too brutal.” Spoilers ahead for 13 Reasons Why. The final episode of season 2 (titled “Bye”) shows a very graphic scene of the school photographer Tyler Down get brutally attacked by three student athletes. The bullies proceed to slam his head into a mirror, and then onto a sink. They also shove his head into a toilet. The most graphic part of this entire scene is that they start sexually assaulting him with a mop handle. Tyler is left so beaten and traumatized that he returns to the school wanting to cause a shooting. Fans immediately hit social media to voice their opinions. Most fans said that the scene was not needed at all, and the creators could have cut away when the mop came into play. Brian Yorkey, the shows’ creator, defended the scene. “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,” he said. “We fully understand that that means some of the scenes in the show will be difficult to watch. I think Netflix has helped provide viewers with lots of resources for understanding that this may not be the show for everybody, and also resources for people who do watch it and are troubled and need help.” He continued, “But the fact is that as intense as that scene is, and as strong as the reactions to it may be, it doesn’t even come close to the pain experienced by the people who actually go through these things. When we talk about something being “disgusting” or hard to watch, often that means we are attaching shame to the experience. 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 unreported. This is why victims have a hard time seeking help. We believe that talking about it is so much better than silence.” This is not the first time people have been upset about the show, the show also received backlash in the first season with Hannah Baker's suicide scene. Many people find it brutal, but some could argue this needs to be shown to inform other about the challenges and many terrible things that happen in high school.