Netflix issued a last-minute warning before Friday’s premiere of “Stranger Things” season 4, following the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Netflix released a warning before the premiere of its newest season of “Stranger Things” following the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas where 19 students and two teachers were killed, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Netflix did so because it wanted to warn viewers about violent content that involves children in the first scene of the new season.
“We filmed this season of “Stranger Things” a year ago. But given the recent tragic shooting at a school in Texas, viewers may find the opening scene of episode 1 distressing. We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to every family mourning a loved one,” the warning reads per THR.
People Magazine also says the description for the first episode says, “Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children.”
Variety says that last Friday before the shooting, Netflix released the first eight minutes of the upcoming season of “Stranger Things,” which showed the opening scene a depiction of a massacre involving Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) and has dead bodies of children covered in blood.
“Though it had already been publicly revealed ahead of the Uvalde school shooting, Netflix decided to add a warning card to the premiere episode, given the timing of the premiere in relation to the tragedy, and because this particular scene is very graphic,” says Variety.
The Hollywood Reporter says CBS also pulled the season finale of “FBI” because it had a storyline about a student’s possible involvement in a robbery gone wrong.
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