Disney+ adds ‘Contains violence against children’ warning to ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series


Disney+ has added a violence warning to its new Obi Wan Kenobi series in response to the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, warning viewers that the show contains scenes of violence against children.

The disclaimer appears in the “Details” section of the series user menu.

“Although this fictional series is a continuation of Star Wars films made many years ago, some scenes may upset viewers in light of recent tragic events,” the disclaimer reads.

“Warning: Contains violence involving children.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi, which began streaming this week, features Ewan McGregor reprising his role as Jedi Master, picking up several years later Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith ended. Hayden Christensen also returns as Darth Vader.

Disney’s decision to add a violence disclaimer follows a similar decision by Netflix, which added a content warning to the new season of stranger things.

“We filmed this season of stranger things a year ago,” Netflix’s disclaimer reads. “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 who mourns a loved dear. “

CBS pulled the season finale from FBI because it featured a student involved in a murderous robbery.

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