People Are Outraged By A Scene In “Peter Rabbit” That Features A Character Going Into Anaphylactic Shock

The scene features Peter and his rabbit friends hurling
blackberries at someone, knowing they’re allergic.

Posted on February 12, 2018, 04:18 GMT

Sony Pictures and the
filmmakers of Peter Rabbit apologised on Monday morning
in a joint statement, saying the film “should not have made
light” of a character having serious allergies, “even in a
cartoonish, slapstick way”.

“Food allergies are a serious issue. Our film should not have
made light of Peter Rabbit’s arch nemesis, Mr. McGregor, being
allergic to blackberries, even in a cartoonish, slapstick way.
We sincerely regret not being more aware and sensitive to this
issue, and we truly apologize.”

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