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Stranger Things Season 4 Gets Viewer Discretion For Brutal Violence After Texas Shooting Incident

The Stranger Things has finally arrived with Season 4 on Netflix and added a last-minute content warning involving children in the first scene. The series has been in major limelight as season 4 took a while after season 3 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Stranger Things 4 on Netflix

Though season 4 has now arrived, a disclaimer to Friday’s premiere was added that warns viewers about violent content involving children in the first scene. This was added in light of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas earlier this week that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers.

Why Has Netflix Added A Warning Card In The New Season Of Stranger Things?

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Stranger Things 4 adds warning in a recap scene

Netflix has added a warning label to the Season 3 recap that plays just before the first episode of season 4. The warning card that will only be viewed in the U.S. states the following.

“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.”

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An advisory has also been included in the description of the premiere episode that cites, “Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children.” Netflix has mentioned “disturbing images” in the show rating advisories as well.

Which Scene Has Been Mentioned for the Warning Label in The Season 4?

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Stranger Things 4 adds a warning due to the massacre depicted in opening secene

The recap scene of Season 3 has been shown in the new season of Stranger Things which is now being displayed as a warning label.

The episode is referred to opens with a flashback scene that some viewers may find disturbing. This opening scene features Millie Bobby Brown’s young Eleven in the Hawkins Laboratory who used her telekinetic powers to kill almost everyone else in the lab, including the other children being experimented on there. Due to the depiction of the massacre, the scene now contains a “warning.”

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Star Brown mourned for the children that were killed earlier this week in Texas.

“Mourning the loss of these beautiful angels. Each one of these precious children deserved the chance to live their lives to the fullest and to pursue their hopes and dreams. My heart aches for their families and loved ones, the teachers and fellow students.”

Volume 2 of Stranger Things 4 will premiere on July 1.

Written by Priya Sharma