After the recent Texas school tragedy, Disney+ has included a warning for the first episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi About an opening scene in the Star Wars series that may upset some viewers. “Although this fantasy series is a continuation of the plot taken from the Star Wars films taped many years ago,” a note in the “Details” section of the show warns, “some scenes may be disturbing to viewers in light of recent tragic events,” cautions by Hollywood Reporter.
However, the notification does not appear in the “Details” section of all Disney+ accounts for the show. It also does not appear on the screen before the start of the episode.
After the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi On Thursday night on the West Coast and Friday at midnight on the East Coast, the message was added sometime on Friday.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, viewers are transported to the present day in the show led by Ewan McGregor, and there is a scene from ten years ago in which Order 66, also known as the almost abolition of the Jedi, takes place. The scene begins with a group of force-sensitive youngsters receiving instructions at the Jedi temple before Clone Troopers storm the temple and shoot the Jedi and children.
The exploding flames don’t reach any child, but the scene is tragic, and for some viewers, plenty, given the nation’s raw feelings of the unfathomable tragedy of Texas.
Before the message appears in Obi-Wan KenobiNetflix issued a warning on the final season of Stranger Things, which premiered on Friday as well.
A disclaimer before the previous season’s summary reads: “We filmed this season of Stranger Things a year ago.” “But given the recent tragic shooting of 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 in mourning for a loved one.”
Added “Warning: Contains Violent Violence Against Children”, Added Netflix to the description of the premiere.