People are boycotting the new “Peter Rabbit” movie over a character’s severe blackberry allergy!
We are yet to watch the film, but apparently in one scene the rabbits throw blackberries at a character who is allergic to them. The character then goes into anaphylactic shock and even needs to be injected with an EpiPen.
On Twitter right now the hashtag #BoycottPeterRabbit has started, calling the scene irresponsible and enraging.
I will be posting more about this tomorrow. I’m enraged. I thought the new peter rabbit movie looked stupid from the previews. Had no idea they were going to mock #foodallergies. We have to move, folks. We have to make our voices heard on this. https://t.co/P71zQb252b
— Food Allergy Arsenal (@allergyarsenal) February 10, 2018
**Warning** For those who have children that live with food allergies (like mine), do NOT go see the new Peter Rabbit movie. Finding “humor” in bullying by Peter & friends to an allergy friend (who then needs an Epi) is sickening. Shame on @SonyPictures #BoycottPeterRabbit
— Tom Murray (@thomascmurray) February 10, 2018
Sony Pictures has apologized since the reviews have come out, and said that “food allergies are a serious issue” and the film “should not have made light” of a character being allergic to blackberries “even in a cartoonish, slapstick way.”
“Peter Rabbit” grossed more than $25 million on opening weekend.
FEATURE IMAGE: Peter Rabbit/ Source: CBC
- Sarah & Tyler