Guardian: Peter Rabbit Film Criticised for Depicting ‘Allergy Bullying’


A new film interpreting the works of British children’s author Beatrix Potter has come under fire, reports The Guardian, for depicting what has been called “allergy bullying” in a scene. The paper reports of concerns about “flicking an allergen”, stating: The new Peter Rabbit film is facing a boycott over a scene in which a gang of bunnies attack a man with blackberries, knowing he is allergic to them. Several groups representing allergy sufferers have condemned the scene, prompting the hashtag #boycottpeterrabbit on social media. Australian group Global Anaphylaxis Awareness and Inclusivity (Globalaai) has created a petition asking distributor Sony Pictures to apologise, saying the film “mocks the seriousness of allergic disease and is heartbreakingly disrespectful to the families of those that have lost loved ones to anaphylaxis”. Read more at The Guardian The Associated Press report of the outrage: “Peter Rabbit” 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 says Sunday in a joint statement with the filmmakers that “food allergies and are a serious issue” and the film “should not have made light” of a character being allergic to blackberries “even in a cartoonish,

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