Obi-Wan Kenobi: Added warning about violent content after Texas shooting

Disney+ added a warning to the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” page that some viewers may find “certain scenes” in the Star Wars series “exciting.”

This appeared to be in response to the mass shooting earlier this week at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children dead.

A message on some Disney+ accounts on the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ landing page on Friday read, ‘Although this fictional series is a continuation of the story from Star Wars films filmed many years ago, some scenes viewers may find confusing given the whose upset the recent tragic events. Warning: Contains violence involving children.”

Later in the day, that message appeared to have been edited, and the update on Disney+ now read, “There are certain scenes in this fictional series that some viewers may find irritating.”

The details section for “Obi-Wan” also includes a disclaimer that reads, “Some flashing light sequences or patterns may affect light-sensitive viewers.”

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Separately, Netflix added a content warning to “Stranger Things 4,” the first part of which bowed early Friday and specifically referenced the Texas shooting. The message, which appears as an on-screen card for US viewers prior to Episode 1, reads: “We filmed this season of ‘Stranger Things’ a year ago. But given the recent tragic school shooting in Texas, viewers may find the opening scene of Episode 1 unsettling. We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence and our hearts go out to each family mourning the loss of a loved one.”

Unlike the Stranger Things 4 warning, the Obi-Wan disclaimer isn’t prominent – users have to navigate to the show’s “Details” menu to see it.

The first two episodes of “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, premiered Thursday at 9 p.m. Pacific on Disney+. They were originally supposed to be available at midnight Pacific.

[NOTE: THIS SECTION INCLUDES SPOILERS: The first episode of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” contains an expository scene recapping the Empire’s Chancellor Palpatine issuing Order 66 to exterminate all Jedi. In “Obi-Wan,” a scene depicts Clone Troopers storming into a Jedi Temple where younglings are being instructed by their teacher and shooting at the Jedi.]

Obi-Wan Kenobi is set approximately a decade after the events of 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The series reprises McGregor as Obi-Wan from the Star Wars prequel trilogy , while Christensen reprises his performance as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. The show begins with the Jedi Master in exile on Tatooine. After Order 66 decimated the Jedi, Obi-Wan is a hunted man, especially by an Inquisitor named Reva Sevander (Moses Ingram).

The cast also includes Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, who return as Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru Lars, along with Rupert Friend, Indira Varma, Sung Kang, Kumail Nanjiani, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie and Maya Erskine. Obi-Wan Kenobi: Added warning about violent content after Texas shooting

Charles Jones

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