What Occurred to McKay on ‘Euphoria’ Episode 6? High Theories

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A number of viewers are questioning simply what occurred to McKay in Euphoria Episode 6, which aired on July 21. Is that this the scene that made the earlier actor give up? Listed below are the highest theories about what occurred. This publish has spoilers for Episode 6 of Euphoria. 

Whereas McKay and Cassie have been making out in his room, a really disturbing scene occurred. McKay was attacked by eight bare/semi-naked frat guys who pushed him to the bottom whereas McKay was bare and climbed on prime of him whereas yelling “McGay!” and simulating intercourse acts.

It was left as much as the viewers to determine precisely what occurred to McKay. He locked himself within the toilet after they left and cried for a very long time whereas Cassie was sitting on the mattress. Then he insisted they’ve intercourse when he lastly pulled himself collectively and left the lavatory.

Viewers aren’t certain what occurred. Some suppose he was raped by these guys within the fast scene {that a} character additionally filmed whereas it was taking place. Others suppose it was hazing and he was assaulted however not really raped. I feel the present purposefully left it obscure so viewers might resolve for themselves.

The vital level is that whether or not or not McKay was really raped, he was severely traumatized by what occurred. As one individual on Reddit, u/thenwefell, famous: “He was nonetheless sexually assaulted even when they didn’t rape him… That went means farther than hazing.” 

The scene was terrifying to observe. And whether or not or not McKay was raped, he was definitely sexually assaulted in that scene. Finally, he bottled up his feelings about what occurred to him, similar to his dad taught him to do when he was youthful. If McKay can’t play soccer, which is the “launch” for all of the anger he has bottled up, will that anger ultimately explode out of McKay in one other means?

Is that this the scene that made the unique actor, Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley, give up? It’s fairly doable. The previous X Issue contestant and rapper was capturing the pilot when he determined he needed to go away the present, The Hollywood Reporter shared. The precise purpose why he left hasn’t been revealed. The Hollywood Reporter famous that some sources mentioned he was uncomfortable with some scenes that weren’t within the authentic pilot script he learn.

HBO in the end changed Bradley with Algee Smith of The Hate You Give and reshot his scenes within the pilot. Smith now performs Chris McKay on Euphoria.

Smith instructed Bossip about one scene particularly: “I’ve this scene in a single episode and it actually challenged me as a person… It was an uncomfortable scene for me, however I needed to discover ways to separate myself and simply be the actor as a result of somebody may be coping with that kind. I needed to recover from my masculinity points, as a black man we frequently have to comprehend it’s okay to be on this place for a minute…”

It’s not identified if the scene Smith is speaking about was the identical one which induced Bradley to go away or if it was the scene that occurred in Episode 6, however it’s definitely doable.

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