Peter Rabbit Movie Causes Uproar with Food Allergy Scene

Peter Rabbit Movie food allergy Sony Pictures has apologised for a scene in their latest movie, Peter Rabbit, after parents were angered by a scene involving food allergies.

In a familiar attempt to escape the clutches of Mr McGregor, Peter and his pals undertake a new strategy, throwing blackberries at their pursuer.

What makes the scene different is that Peter knows Mr McGregor is allergic to the fruit, causing him a severe reaction, subsequently subdued by the use of an epipen.

Kids with Food Allergies Foundation, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America issued a warning about the movie on their Facebook page:

https://m.facebook.com/kidswithfoodallergies/posts/10156713093435961:0

Comments around the web have been ranging from outrage at “allergy bullying” to outrage at political correctness gone mad.

Media outlets around the world have been covering the story with their own take on the subject:

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/02/peter-rabbit-food-allergies-sony

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/arts/peter-rabbit-food-allergy.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/11/peter-rabbit-film-accused-food-bullying-rabbits-pelt-allergic/

Let us know what you think in the comments below. Does a scene like this highlight the issue or just make it worse?


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