'Queer as Folk' Reboot: Peacock adds 'violence' disclaimer to show after Texas school shooting
Peacock is adding a violence disclaimer to 'Queer as Folk' reboot after the Texas school shooting incident
Uvalde's high-school shooting stunned the entire world and once again showed how gun control is the need of the hour. The tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, saw 19 young children and two killed getting killed after a teenager went on a shooting rampage. The entire entertainment industry condemned the attack and said enough is enough. One of the things that TV networks are doing is adding a disclaimer that would tell the viewers that the upcoming TV show consists of some scenes that might not be suitable for viewers.
The latest show to add a warning card before the show is Peacock’s upcoming show ‘Queer as Folk’, a showed based on the LGBTQ+ community. It is a reboot of the popular 2000 show that revolved around a group of friends from the LGBTQ+ community as they navigate life. However, the 2022 version of the series is much different than the original. The latest reboot follows the aftermath of a New Orleans LGBTQ nightclub shooting.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first episode of the Peacock series will depict the “aftermath of a shooting” and some viewers might some elements distressing. The warning reads: “Queer as Folk is a fictional series about the vibrant LGBTQ community in New Orleans rebuilding after a devastating tragedy. Some viewers may find elements of the first episode distressing as it depicts the aftermath of a shooting. Our hearts go out to all of those affected by these senseless tragedies.”
In a separate interview with The Hollywood Reporter, creator Stephen Dunn noted that the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, was an inspiration for the upcoming series.
‘Queer as Folk’ is not the first show to add a trigger warning. A couple of weeks ago, Netflix announced that ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 will have a similar kind of warning card because of violent scenes involving kids. Apart from that, the Disney+ series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ added a trigger warning as well.
The 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.”
As far as ‘Queer as Folk’ is concerned, the show stars Jesse James Keitel as Ruthie while Fin Argus and Devin Way play the respective roles of Mingus and Brodie. Other actors to feature on the show include Candace Grace (Shar), Johnny Sibilly (Noah), Ryan O’Connell (Julian), Kim Cattrall (Brenda), Juliette Lewis (Judy), and Ed Begley Jr (Winston).
‘Queer as Folk’ will be premiering exclusively on Peacock on Thursday, June 9.