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Ewan McGregor’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ show slapped with violence warnings in wake of Texas school massacre

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Ewan McGregor’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ show has been slapped with violence warnings in the wake of the Texas school shooting massacre credit:Bang Showbiz
Ewan McGregor’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ show has been slapped with violence warnings in the wake of the Texas school shooting massacre credit:Bang Showbiz

Ewan McGregor’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ has been slapped with violence warnings in the wake of the Texas school mass shooting.

Disney+ bosses took the decision as the six-part sci-fi series contains a massacre at a Jedi school.

A warning read: “Although this fictional series is a continuation of the story from Star Wars movies filmed many years ago, some scenes may be upsetting to viewers in light of the recent tragic events.

“Warning: Contains violence involving children.”

The message went out on Friday (27.05.22) 24 hours after the show started – and three days after 19 children and two adults were murdered during a school massacre in Uvalde, Texas.

It was shortened later the same day, and now reads: “There are certain scenes in this fictional series that some viewers may find upsetting.”

Disney+ added the first version of the warning early Friday, hours after the start of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’.

Two episodes of the much-anticipated series had already been shown late Thursday (25.05.22.)

The accused gunman in Texas first shot his grandmother in the face, then sent cryptic online messages before he went on his deadly rampage at Robb Elementary School.

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’’s plot included a look back to 10 years prior, when Order 66 – or the near eradication of the Jedi – is executed.

The scene opens with a group of “Force-sensitive younglings being trained in the Jedi Temple just before Clone Troopers burst into the building, and began shooting at the Jedi and children” the show says.

No children are struck by blaster fire, but the clips have been described as too “intense” in light of the Texas tragedy.

A Disney spokesperson told Deadline: “'In light of recent tragic events, we recognise there are certain scenes in this fictional series that some viewers may find upsetting and a content warning has been added to the show page.

“We are also working to add an advisory in front of the series as quickly as possible.”

The show stars Ewan McGregor, 51, in the title role as Obi-Wan Kenobi, charting his exile on Tatooine.

It takes place between the ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and ‘New Hope’ films from the ‘Star Wars’ saga.

The cast also includes Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, along with Rupert Friend, Sung Kang, Moses Ingram, Benny Safdie, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Simone Kessell, Vivien Lyra Blair, Flea, Jimmy Smits, Kumail Nanjiani, Marisé Álvarez, Rya Kihlstedt and Indira Varma.

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