Netflix adds warning to new Stranger Things season amid Texas school shooting
The new season premieres today.
While many fans of the show have been waiting excitedly for the new and final season of Stranger Things, no one could have predicted the awful events that would occur this week.
Due to the horrific shooting that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, Netflix has added a content warning to its latest season of Stranger Things.
It has been reported that US viewers (but potentially worldwide viewers) will see a card before the first episode of the show which reads:
“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 one distressing.
We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to every family mourning a loved one.”
According to Variety the ratings advisories for the show have also been changed to read 'Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children.'
It is not the first time that an American TV show has added a disclaimer or alerted an episode in the wake of a school shooting.
In 1999, in the aftermath of the Columbine school shooting and episode of Buffy called Earshot was pulled from its TV slot as it depicted a high school student preparing to use a gun at school.
At the time Columbine was the worst school shooting in American history.
This year alone there has been 27 school shootings in the United States including the Robb Elementary School shooting where 19 children and 2 teachers were killed.