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Netflix adds content warning to Stranger Things season 4 after Texas school shooting

The fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things dropped on the streaming platform on Friday, just days after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas

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Netflix is ​​said to have added a last-minute content warning to the first episode of the fourth season of Stranger Things following the tragic Texas school shooting.

The fourth season was dropped from the streaming platform on Friday, May 27, just days after Uvalde’s mass shooting at the hands of a teenage gunman, killing 21 people, including 19 children.

The warning card appeared to Netflix subscribers in the US just before the Stranger Things third season synopsis, which autoplayed at the beginning of episode one, Variety reported.

The warning reads: “We shot this Stranger Things a year ago. But with the recent tragic shooting at a Texas school, viewers can see the opening scene of episode 1 is heartbreaking.

“We are deeply saddened by this unpredictable state of violence, and our hearts go out to every family to mourn a loved one.”







The fourth season dropped on the streaming platform on Friday
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The streaming platform has also edited the description for the series, which now reads: “Warning: Contains violent imagery involving children,” as well as an “disturbing image” age rating notice. program advisor (T-14).

Netflix decided to add a warning on the title card as the opening scene of the fourth season depicts a massacre involving the power of Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).

Massacre fiction includes depiction of several dead children covered in blood.







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A Netflix spokesperson told the Hollywood Reporter: “We decided to add the tag near the premiere of this tragedy – and because the opening scene is so graphic.”

Earlier this year, Netflix confirmed that Stranger Things season four would be split into two seasons, with the latest season boasting some of the longest episode lengths in television history.

Each episode is essentially a movie in its own right, after the streaming platform spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the latest season.







The streaming platform has also edited the description for the series
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The explanation for the split comes from the Duffer Brothers themselves, the creators of the hit series.

In a letter confirming that season five will be the final installment, they also mentioned the length of season four.

They wrote: “At unprecedented length, and to get to you as soon as possible, Season 4 will be released in two volumes.”

The first seven episodes of Stranger Things are now available to stream on Netflix, with the final two set to be released on July 1.

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