Feb 12, 2018

Peter Rabbit film producers apologise over allergy scene

The makers of the new film Peter Rabbit have apologised after facing a backlash over their depiction of a character's allergy. A scene in the film shows a character who suffers a blackberry allergy being pelted with them by a gang of bunnies. The charity Kids with Food Allergies Foundation said in a Facebook post "Food allergy 'jokes' are harmful to our community". A petition calling on Sony Pictures to apologise also attracted thousands of signatures. The offending scene is shown in a film adaptation of the Beatrix Potter book Peter Rabbit, which was released in US cinemas this weekend.

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