The horrific news of the mass shooting in Orlando last night is reverberating in Austin, Texas, which is hosting the annual ATX Television Festival. As attendees are trying to make sense of the senseless tragedy, the festival this morning opted to cancel today’s Viewer Discretion Advised panel, headlined by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, which was to tackle the subject of violence on television.
“Out of respect for the victims of the tragedy in Orlando last night, we won’t be holding the Viewer Discretion Advised panel today,” the festival said in a statement. :While it is a very important conversation to have, today does not feel like the time to have it.”
The rest of the lineup on the final day of the festival today remains intact.