People get shot daily, car accidents happen daily, people die daily, it rains somewhere every day and so on... Using your example we should never air shows that show people being shot, car accidents, people dying, scenes with rain and so on... Yeah, sorry I don't need people deciding what I do and don't like based on "current events". Let me decide if I want to watch a show involving a tornado on a day there was a tornado, and that happens QUITE often this time of year.
And to answer your question... Yes, it would be ok to have shown a show about terrorists bringing down a building on 9/11. You don't have to watch it if you don't want to or let your DVR catch it and you watch it another day.
I don't need someone to "protect" me from TV shows that show things that happen in real life.
We are in complete agreement.
What might be a bit ironic is that nobody who was hurt ot nearly hurt or even nearby this tornado probably had the time, the proclivity, or even the opportunity, to be watching dumb sitcoms that night anyway, so they would not have been upset by the random coincidentality of a show that had a tornado as a plot point, because they would not have been watching it!
If you lived in that town or had relatives or friends in the path of that disaster, you should be out helping them as much as you can, and not gulping down cheese balls and sleeves of Pringles in front of the boob tube. And if you disagree with that, you can hardly be outraged that a show you watch has innocent coincidences with real life.
As for the rest of us, cut us a Freaking break. Stuff happens every day, and some of it is not good. But shows are just going to coincidentally air that feature issues that happen to some people every day, and there is just not much anyone can do about that. No one is out there moaning about that. It is what it is. That's how the world turns. So to yank any ep for anything starts to look hypocritical, because it is.
The Hannibal ep yank reasoning was ridiculous, and this one is even worse, except that this one is not a chunk taken out of the middle of a serialized story arc.
What is really gauling is that the ep yanks are NOT done out of sensitivity, NO they are NOT; they are done out of the FEAR of someone whining about it to others and making them look bad, or giving them 15 minutes of negative publicity on twitter. That means that ep yanks are not done to be altruistic, they are done to be self-serving, and nothiing more.