Is THAT Peter Rabbit scene an example of “bullying”?
16th February 2018
THE new family film Peter Rabbit, starring James Corden and Daisy Ridley, was in trouble this week.
Sony Pictures apologised for a scene in its new animated film – based on Beatrix Potter’s beloved books – which has caused a lot of upset.
The scene in question shows Peter and his friends throwing blackberries at a character with an allergy to the fruit, forcing him to use his EpiPen – an injection that can help to manage certain allergies.
The scene has caused a lot of anger, and some social media users have said that it is an example of “bullying”. The reaction has led to the hashtag #boycottpeterrabbit going viral on social media sites.
The Kids With Food Allergies charity has said that the scene is “harmful” to those that suffer from food allergies.
Following the reaction, Sony Pictures issued an apology saying: “We sincerely regret not being more aware and sensitive to this issue, and we truly apologise.”