Sony apologies for Peter Rabbit's blackberry allergy pelting scene

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Sony apologises to parents over 'Peter Rabbit' food allergy scene MalaysiaUpdates

- malaysiaupdates.com
13 Feb 2018
'Peter Rabbit' UK poster, with Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson (left). -- Picture courtesy of Sony PicturesLos Angeles, Feb 13 -- Sony Pictures is under fire for a scene in its new Peter Rabbit film, which critics say trivialises food allergies when a herd of rambunctious bunnies weaponise blackberries to gang up on their human nemesis.

Here's Why Parents Are Furious at the New Peter Rabbit

13 Feb 2018
The foundation followed that with a letter to Sony about the scene, writing that it's a form of food allergy bullying that "makes light of the seriousness of food allergies and suggests that food allergies are 'made up for attention.'" The letter, written by Asthma and Allergy Foundation President and C.E.O. Kenneth Mendez, also makes note of past Sony films like The ...
- vanityfair.com

Food Allergy Canada posts warning about mocking scene in film 'Peter Rabbit

- news1130.com
13 Feb 2018
FILE - This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Peter Rabbit, voiced by James Corden and Cottontail in a scene from "Peter Rabbit." The filmmakers and the studio behind it are apologizing for insensitively depicting a character's allergy in the film that has prompted backlash online. Sony Pictures said Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in a statement the film "should not have ...

Sony Apologizes for Allergy Scene in 'Peter Rabbit

13 Feb 2018
Sony's statement: "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."
- awn.com

Parents boycott 'Peter Rabbit' for allergy bullying scene

- firstvuimaging.com
13 Feb 2018
After the Sony Pictures film's Feb. 9 release, parents of kids with food allergies took to social media to express their anger about the scene, in which Peter Rabbit and his friends, knowing Mr. McGregor is allergic to blackberries, throw the fruit into his mouth, causing him to have an anaphylactic reaction that requires use of an EpiPen.

Peter Rabbit s Food Allergy Scene Prompts Apology from Sony Pictures

13 Feb 2018
In a joint statement to the New York Times , Sony Pictures and the filmmakers said: "Food allergies are a serious issue. Our film should not have made light of Peter Rabbit's archnemesis, 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."
- people.com

Parents Are Boycotting 'Peter Rabbit' Movie Over Food Allergy Scene

- scarymommy.com
13 Feb 2018
In a statement emailed to the Times yesterday, filmmakers apologize for the scene. "Food allergies are a serious issue. Our film should not have made light of Peter Rabbit's archnemesis, Mr. McGregor, being allergic to blackberries, even in a cartoonish, slapstick way," they write. "We sincerely regret not being more aware and sensitive to this issue, and we truly apologize."

Parents Ticked That "Peter Rabbit" Makes Light Of Food Allergies

13 Feb 2018
Sony Pictures and the filmmakers behind Peter Rabbit issued a statement to EW : "Our film should not have made light of Peter Rabbit's archnemesis, 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."
- fastcompany.com

Sony apologizes for 'harmful' scene in family

- gatherdom.com
13 Feb 2018
Sony Pictures apologized over the weekend for a scene in its latest film "Peter Rabbit" that drew ire from moviegoers. According to BBC, the filmmakers apologized for a scene in which a gang of bunnies throws blackberries at a character who suffers from a blackberry allergy. The film, which shows animals fighting back against the human character Tom McGregor for their ...

Food allergies are no joke, say parents angry over new 'Peter Rabbit

13 Feb 2018
"Food allergies are a serious issue. Our film should not have made light of Peter Rabbit's archnemesis, Mr. McGregor, being allergic to blackberries, even in a cartoonish, slapstick way," they stated in an email to the New York Times . "We sincerely regret not being more aware and sensitive to this issue, and we truly apologize."
- philly.com
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