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'13 Reasons Why' Premiere Canceled After Texas Shooting

Despite the canceled premiere red carpet and party, the entire Season 2 is available on Netflix

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    This image released by Netflix shows, from left, Christian Navarro, Dylan Minnette and Brandon Flynn in "13 Reasons Why."

    Netflix canceled the premiere party for its second season of the teen drama "13 Reasons Why" because of a school shooting near Houston.

    The streaming service announced the cancellation hours before the scheduled premiere and red carpet event, citing the Friday morning shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 people dead.

    One of the show's producers, actress and Texas native Selena Gomez, tweeted that she was at a "complete loss for words watching yet another school shooting."

    "My thoughts are with the families of #SantaFe who were supposed to be looking forward to summer break with their loved ones," Gomez said.

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    The first season of "13 Reasons Why" drew criticism for its graphic depiction of a teenager's suicide. The second season focuses on the aftermath of the girl's death, and it includes a storyline about a student's thwarted plans to shoot up a school dance. The student, who is heavily armed with a rifle and handguns, is talked out of the shooting by a classmate who helps him escape before police arrive.

    The show's launch party in West Hollywood was expected to feature appearances by Gomez along with show stars Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette, Kate Walsh and others.

    Despite the canceled premiere red carpet and party, the entire Season 2 is available on Netflix.

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