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Viewers Urge Netflix To Add Trigger Warning To New Horror Ju-On: Origins

Viewers Urge Netflix To Add Trigger Warning To New Horror Ju-On: Origins

Viewers are demanding that Netflix adds a trigger warning to its new Japanese horror series Ju-On: Origins.

The 15-rated series is a prequel to The Grudge franchise, but despite graphic scenes of rape and child abuse, those who have watched it have complained that it doesn't have a sufficient content warning.

It does, however, come with a small note in the top left-hand corner of the screen, which says: "15 - Sexual violence, sexual threat and injury detail."

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The series explains how the house in the original movie franchise became haunted in the first place, following a young actor who starts to hear strange noises from the property and is encouraged by a paranormal researcher to record them.

Its official synopsis reads: "The J-Horror classic franchise was actually based on real events that occurred over four decades - and the truth is even more terrifying.

"Can the people haunted by this house escape from its curse? And what kind of grim incident occurred in this cursed house in the past?"

The new series has been criticised for not having a sufficient trigger warning. Credit: Netflix
The new series has been criticised for not having a sufficient trigger warning. Credit: Netflix
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But while critics and fans of the saga have praised it, others believe its dark narrative and disturbing nature mean it should have a proper warning for viewers.

One viewer said: "Damn... there really are no trigger warnings for the Ju-On: Origins Netflix series, just watched the first 2 episodes (of six) & i'm enjoying it so far but that s*** made me rly uncomfortable."

A second wrote: "I watched the first episode of Netflix's Jo-On series and while it's the creepy, atmospheric show I wanted it to be, damn it's pretty rough. I wish Netflix had added a pair of trigger warnings (child abuse, rape)."

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"Just finished Jo-On: Origins and damn I am so stressed out! Also trigger warnings plz!" put a third.

While another took matters into their own hands and offered their own trigger warning to those planning on watching the show.

They said: "For anyone interested in watching the Jo-On series on Netflix, please bear in mind a trigger warning for rape in the second episode. ill tweet any other triggering content when i get up to them, aside from genuine scares and creepy content."

LADbible has contacted Netflix for a comment.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, US Entertainment, Netflix

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]