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Selena Gomez Finally Responded To The Controversy Around "13 Reasons Why"

"It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing."

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Recently, the Selena Gomez-produced Netflix hit 13 Reasons Why has come under fire for the dangers it could pose for those struggling with mental illness.

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Gomez hadn't really commented on the backlash yet, only posting on Instagram when the show first premiered thanking fans for watching.

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But last night, Gomez spoke with The Associated Press about the controversy.

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Gomez recognized the controversy but dismissed it saying, "We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do."

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She also noted that the backlash "is going to come no matter what" but noted that she is overwhelmed and very proud of the series.

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