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'American Horror Story: Cult' Deletes Gun Violence Scene In Wake Of Las Vegas Shooting

FX announced on Monday that Ryan Murphy, producer and co-creator of American Horror Story chose to make significant cuts to the opening scene of the shows latest episode in consideration of the recent tragic events that occurred in Las Vegas. 

The episode titled "Mid-Western Assassin" originally included “an occurrence of gun violence that has sadly become all too common in our country.” Murphy Spoke about the episode last Saturday at the New Yorker Festival. 

"I believe I have the right to air it," Murphy  said, "But I also believe in victims' rights, and I believe that now is not the week to have something explosive or incendiary in the culture." 

Murphy later said the episode, which was filmed months earlier, included the scene to make "an obvious anti-gun warning about society." Though reactions were mixed many fans believed the show's graphic nature made it an ideal platform to tackle the subject of gun violence head on instead of avoiding it. Others felt the choice was incongruous to the spirit of the show. 

The edited episode aired Tuesday evening. The unedited version of the episode will be available to view on the VOD platform of cable, satellite or telecom providers, as well as on the FX Network's digital platforms, FXNow and FX+. 

H/T - Deadline, ABC