"13 Reasons Why" was recently renewed for a third season on Netflix.
The show's first season sparked controversy for its graphic depiction of a teenager's suicide, and its second season continued to draw criticism for its handling of serious issues.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings defended the decision to renew the show during Netflix's annual shareholder's meeting: "Nobody has to watch it."
Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" continued to face backlash in its second season, but that didn't stop the company from renewing the controversial show for a third.
"'13 Reasons Why' has been enormously popular and successful," Hastings said.
"13 Reasons Why" drew criticism in its first season for its graphic depiction of a teenager's suicide.