Ryan Murphy says the mass shooting scene from his show "American Horror Story: Cult" has been edited to be less graphic following last week's Las Vegas shooting in which at least 59 people were killed and over 500 more were injured. The scene in Murphy's horror anthology, which stars Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, was filmed prior to the Vegas incident and Murphy says he was unsure of how to handle the "locked" episode in the wake of the tragedy, reported E! online. "I believe I have the right to air it, but I also believe in victims' rights. I believe that now is probably not the week to have something explosive or incendiary in the culture because someone who was affected might watch that and it could trigger something or make them feel upset. So our decision was to re-edit it and I felt that that was the right move.
Nobody ever talks about victims' rights. That's sort of a weird emotional discussion that's never bridged... But I felt great sympathy for people who were affected, certainly, and family members and loved ones and people who are upset about the way the world is," he says. The FX hit follows a Trump supporter-turned-cult leader, Kai, played by "AHS" veteran Peters.
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