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Peacock Adds Warning to Queer As Folk Following Texas School Shooting

The series warns that viewers may find some elements "distressing as it depicts the aftermath of a shooting."
  • Ryan O'Connell and Johnny Sibilly in Queer as Folk (Photo: Peacock)
    Ryan O'Connell and Johnny Sibilly in Queer as Folk (Photo: Peacock)

    Peacock has added a warning to the new Queer as Folk series following the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas on May 24.

    Queer as Folk is set in the aftermath of a shooting at a nightclub in New Orleans, a storyline inspired by the 2016 Pulse nightclub attack. The series follows New Orleans' LGBTQ+ community as it rebuilds itself in the wake of the tragedy.

    Due to the recent school shooting in Texas, The Hollywood Reporter explains the following warning has been added to the series: "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."

    The full season of Queer as Folk premieres June 9 on Peacock.

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    TOPICS: Queer as Folk (Peacock), Peacock, Texas School Shooting