Shared from the 2017-05-08 Chattanooga eEdition

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Comedian investigated for blasphemy

LONDON — Police in Ireland are refusing to comment on a blasphemy complaint and investigation involving British comedian Stephen Fry.

The inquiry came to light when the Irish Independent newspaper reported Saturday that a member of the public had contacted police about remarks Fry made in 2015 to Irish broadcaster RTE.

The individual told the newspaper it was his duty to complain under the Defamation Act, which makes blasphemy a crime punishable by a fine of up to $27,500.

In the interview, Fry was asked what he would say if he were confronted by God. He replied: “How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is not our fault? It’s not right.”

Police say they won’t comment on an “ongoing investigation.”

Fry’s agent, Christian Hodell, also declined to comment.

Netflix renews ‘13 Reasons Why’ for 2nd season

NEW YORK — Netflix has renewed the watercooler hit “13 Reasons Why” for a second season.

The streaming service announced Sunday it has picked up the series revolving around the suicide of a high school girl. Season two will debut on Netflix next year.

While Netflix doesn’t release ratings information, “13 Reasons Why” has proven a conversation- starting drama.

Some have criticized the show for glorifying suicide, which led to Netflix adding an additional warning ahead of the series.


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