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‘Stranger Things’ season 4 gets warning tag after shocking Texas school shooting

Following the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Netflix has added a content warning label to the premiere of Stranger Things season four. Ahead of its Friday premiere, the streaming service has added a disclaimer to the recap of the third season that will play before the first episode of the fourth season. 

The disclaimer reads, “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 one distressing.”

“We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to every family mourning a loved one,” it continues.

The warning label applies to viewers in the United States only. However, the premiere episode now has an edited advisory. The streamer added “disturbing images” to show rating advisories, besides “Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children.”

The deadly school shooting in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, took away at least 19 children and two adults, injuring several more. 

Actress Millie Bobby Brown took to Instagram to mourn the tragic demise of the children. The Stranger Things star wrote, “Mourning the loss of these beautiful angels. Each one of these precious children deserved the chance to live their lives to the fullest and pursue their hopes and dreams. My heart aches for their families and loved ones, the teachers and fellow students.”

Stranger Things season four will star Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Keery, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Sadie Sink and more while taking place across three distinct locations, namely California, Hawkins and Kamchatka in Russia. 

The fourth season, created by the Duffer brothers, is nightmare-inducing and violent, as reiterated by several cast members.