13 Reasons Why stars share personal messages with the show's fans

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The stars of the controversial show have somethings to tell their fans. First of all: Thank you.

The cast of controversial teen drama 13 Reasons Why have shared some personal messages with fans in the wake of a second season of the show being announced. 

Posted to the show's Facebook page on Thursday (NZ time), a video clip shares the cast's responses to messages sent to them via social media. 

Dylan Minnette opens the clip, thanking fans for "all the love and support" that's been shown to the show. 

Star Dylan Minnette shares his reason for cherishing fans of the show 13 Reasons Why.
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Star Dylan Minnette shares his reason for cherishing fans of the show 13 Reasons Why.

"It means the world to us and we can't thank you enough. BUt we want to try. So here are 13 reasons why you matter to us..." 

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His message is followed by snap-chat style messages from Alisha Boe, who plays Jessica, Katherine Langford (Hannah), Christian Navarro (Tony), and eight other members of the cast. 


Boe thanks fans for "talking openly about the things that are depicted in the show. You're talking to your parents, friends, teachers and that's really important."

Other cast members thank fans for believing in them, their characters and the show, and for less weighty things like great fan art, falling for their accents and getting references to other films in the show. 

13 Reasons why has faced controversy, both here and abroad after its release via streaming US-based site Netflix, for its frank depictions of sexual violence and suicide . 

Alison Boe, who plays Jessica, thanks fans for talking to parents, friends and teachers about the issues raised in the show.
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Alison Boe, who plays Jessica, thanks fans for talking to parents, friends and teachers about the issues raised in the show.

Concerns about the show airing in New Zealand without a classification prompted the New Zealand Classifications Office to investigate the show. 

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The investigation resulted in the creation of a new classification - RP18 - which requires anyone under the age of 18 to watch with a parent or guardian, but does not bar children and teens from seeing the show. 

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* Lifeline (open 24/7) - 0800 543 354
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* Youthline (open 24/7) - 0800 376 633. You can also text 234 for free between 8am and midnight, or email talk@youthline.co.nz
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* Your local Rural Support Trust - 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP)
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Not all the messages are super serious. Katherine Langford, who played troubled teen Hannah, thanks fans for falling for ...
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Not all the messages are super serious. Katherine Langford, who played troubled teen Hannah, thanks fans for falling for her US accent.

For further information, contact the Mental Health Foundation's free Resource and Information Service (09 623 4812).

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The show follows teenager Clay Jensen in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

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Selena Gomez, a producer of controversial the teen show, has posted a teaser for the follow up season.

 - Stuff

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