‘Peter Rabbit’ Facing Boycott Over ‘Allergy Bullying’, Studio And Filmmakers Apologize

ET Canada | 2/11/2018 | Staff
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“Peter Rabbit” has garnered mixed reviews from critics, but the new cinematic update of Beatrix Potter’s classic children’s book series is getting a definitive two thumbs down when it comes to a scene involving a food allergy, which some are blasting as being irresponsible and potentially deadly.

In the scene, Peter Rabbit (voiced by “Late Late Show” host James Corden) and his animal pals attack a man with blackberries, knowing he’s allergic to them, with the character (played by Domhnall Gleeson) forced to inject his leg with an Epipen.

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As The Guardian reports, a number of advocacy groups are taking issue with that scene in the film, with Australia-based Global Anaphylaxis Awareness and Inclusivity (Globalaai) leading the way by launching a petition asking Sony Pictures to apologize, stating the movie “mocks the seriousness of allergic disease and is heartbreakingly disrespectful to the families of those that have lost loved ones to anaphylaxis.”

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