The Author of ’13 Reasons Why’ Has Been Removed From the Netflix Show He Helped Create
13 Reasons Why was one of Netflix’s biggest hits in 2017. The story of how a teen’s suicide affects those they left behind stirred controversy and praise, including for the book the show was based on the book Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.
While the author was heavily involved with the show out of the gate, Netflix confirmed today that he will not be participating in season two, and it may be in light of allegations of sexual misconduct levied at the writer.
Buzzfeed reported Monday that Asher was dropped from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in 2017 due to allegations of misconduct. “After we investigated, we felt that terminating his membership was the proper course of action,” SCBWI executive director Lin Oliver told Buzzfeed. “We have always been really sensitive to sexual harassment issues and have a zero-tolerance policy, but clearly our policies haven’t prevented violations, so we’re taking this opportunity to take another look at our guidelines.”
Asher denies he was terminated from the organization and says he left of his own accord, saying, “It’s very scary when you know people are just not going to believe you once you open your mouth. I feel very conflicted about it just because of what’s going on in the culture and who’s supposed to be believed and who’s not.” He denies any allegations against him.
While the allegations against Asher are somewhat vague right now, Nylon points out some people both in and out of the literary world have taken to Twitter and accused the author of using his position as a famous author to sexually harass women in his field.
I’m not surprised by Jay Asher or James Dashner tbh. Jay slut-shames women AND he defended the use of violent rape scenes. And there’s just something weird about James.
— #WakandaForever (@w_e_l_p) February 12, 2018
Jay Asher did not leave SCBWI because he was harassed.
He left because he was finally called out on his years of harassment.
Believe victims. Stand with victims.
Demand better. https://t.co/xOnI1eH7gh
— Mackenzi Lee (@themackenzilee) February 13, 2018
I guess I just wanted to add my voice and say YES, Jay Asher using his status and power to sexually harass women writers is something that was well known when I started going to conferences in 2011. I've been waiting years for him to get called out.
— Leah Clifford (@LeahClifford) February 11, 2018
When reached for comment, Netflix told EW that they’d already dropped Asher from the show’s second season. “Jay Asher was not involved in the second season of 13 Reasons Why. The upcoming season will not be impacted in any way,” Netflix said, but did not discuss whether the author’s absence was in relation to the allegations against him.
The Netflix show’s producer, Selena Gomez, has not commented on the accusations against Asher.
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Photo via Netflix.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)