Zombies run rampant in Netflix‘s All of Us are Dead, but the most vicious monsters in the series are human beings.
In All of Us are Dead, students fight to survive a zombie outbreak at their high school. In addition to zombie gore, the show contains scenes of school violence, including bullying and sexual assault.
In Episode 1, a group of male bullies harass a male student and a female student. The bullies then strip off the top half of the female student’s uniform. She is shown cowering while covering her breasts.
The bullied male student is forced to film the assault on his cell phone…
…until another male student steps in to stop the attack.
Viewers, who had anticipated zombie gore, were caught off-guard by the show’s brutal portrayal of school violence. Some wish Netflix had chosen to not include these scenes in the series.
the bullying part in all of us are dead is so unsettling I can't stand it 😭
— 𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕖 ϟ (@FishesInTheSea) January 28, 2022
hmm started All of Us Are Dead and before you starting the show you should know that there is SA trigger. I'm about to throw up and I haven't even got to the gross zombies parts yet
— mori⁺¹ is tired (@softintak) January 30, 2022
tw // sexual assault
i read some of the webtoon & so far i rlly like the netflix adaptation of all of us are dead, but i really wish they didn’t include scenes of sexual assault
— casey ∞ cobra kai!! (@ripvengers) January 29, 2022
Others viewers have criticized Netflix for failing to provide detailed trigger warnings, especially trigger warnings for sexual assault.
netflix really needs to put more proper trigger warnings on their movies and shows. all of us are dead had so many scenes that are too much but i saw no signs of warning :/ like the sexual harassment in the first episode 😐
— cherry ♡ missing eric (@geniusmilcloud) January 29, 2022
The maturity ratings for the series and for Episode 1 both list language, violence, gore, and smoking. Neither indicates that scenes of sexual assault appear in the series.
This lack of clarity could be especially troubling for K-Drama fans who are not yet accustomed to made-for-Netflix K-Dramas. K-Dramas that air on Korean television networks adhere to much stricter broadcasting rules for violence, nudity, and sexual content.
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