People Are Outraged By A Scene In “Peter Rabbit” That Features A Character Going Into Anaphylactic Shock
Sony Pictures and the filmmakers of Peter Rabbit apologised on Monday morning in a joint statement, saying the film “should not have made light” of a character having serious allergies, “even in a cartoonish, slapstick way”.
“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.”