American Horror Story Re-Edited Mass Shooting Episode In Light Of Vegas Tragedy
American Horror Story: Cult Episode Re-Edited In The Wake of Vegas Shooting
FX has issued a statement regarding tomorrow night's episode ofAmerican Horror Story: Cult, which was re-edited in light of last week's shooting in Las Vegas.
The original cut of the episode, titled "Mid-Western Assassin," opened with graphic imagery of a fictional mass shooting. While the shooting will still take place in the final episode, Ryan Murphy made the decision to re-edit the episode to keep it largely off-camera. Given the close alignment with real-life events, this feels like the right move.
"This opening, which was filmed two months ago and which portrays an occurrence of gun violence that has sadly become all too common in our country, contains a sequence that some viewers might find traumatic," FX Networks wrote in a statement.
This season ofAmerican Horror Storyis already much closer to home than usual, taking the election of Donald Trump as a jumping off point for its atmosphere of mounting chaos and terror. You can read the network's response in full below."In light of the tragedy last week in Las Vegas, Ryan Murphy and the producers of American Horror Story: Cult have chosen to make substantial edits to the opening scene of tomorrow night’s episode (Tuesday, October 10, 10 PM ET/PT). This opening, which was filmed two months ago and which portrays an occurrence of gun violence that has sadly become all too common in our country, contains a sequence that some viewers might find traumatic.
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