The midseason finale of political thriller “Scandal” was briefly removed from ABC.com in response to the brutal incident in Newtown, Connecticut.
The episode featured the killing of a family of four and was taken down until early Monday. The episode from last Thursday showed a family murdered in response to a character accused of shooting the United State president.
Showrunner Shonda Rhimes tweeted a link to ABC.com that explained the situation:
"Out of respect for those affected by the tragic events in Newtown, Conn., the Scandal winter finale 'Blown Away' has been temporarily taken down online," read a post on ABC.com Monday afternoon, which also thanked viewers for their patience and understanding. "We know fans are excited to see the episode, and we will update this post the moment we know when it will be available in the ABC.com Full Episode Player and the ABC Player Apps."
The shooting rampage left 28 people dead, including 20 first- grade students. The shooter, who ultimate killed himself, has been identified as Adam Lanza, 20. His mother was also one of the victims.
Episodes of “Family Guy,” “American Dad,” “Haven” and a new TLC show called “Best Funeral Ever” have all been delayed out of sensitivity to the shootings.