Find Out Why the Latest Episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi Came With a Warning For Viewers

The June 15 episode of Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi comes with a warning to viewers. See what it said and why the streamer was motivated to add it.

By Daniel Trainor Jun 15, 2022 8:06 PMTags
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For the second time this season, Obi-Wan Kenobi is warning that viewer discretion is advised.

The penultimate episode of the Star Wars series—which premiered June 15 on Disney+—opens with a message reading: "There are certain scenes in this fictional series that some viewers may find upsetting." 

The episode, titled "Part V," features shots of Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) attacking Younglings at the Jedi Temple, a callback to 2005's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.

While reflecting on the massacre, Reva Sevander (Moses Ingram) tells Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) that she survived the attack by hiding under bodies, a story that mirrors horror stories from the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas on May 24

When the first two episodes of the series dropped on May 27—one of which featured footage of the same attack on Jedi Younglings—Disney+ added a warning to the details section of the show's landing page which 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." 

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Netflix's Stranger Things added a similar disclaimer to the first episode of its fourth season when it premiered on May 27.

"We filmed this season of Stranger Things a year ago," the message read, "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."

In addition, Netflix also edited the description for the premiere episode to include: "Warning: Contains graphic violence involving children."


CBS took extra precaution on the day of the Uvalde shooting, pulling the series finale of FBI just hours before it was scheduled to air. The episode was set to focus on a school shooting.

The series finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi drops June 22 on Disney+.

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