Parents Boycott ‘Peter Rabbit’ Due to Allergy Bullying
Did the movie go too far?
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Sony Pictures responded in a statement saying, "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," the statement said.
With so many children suffering from food allergies, it’s easy to see how parents may have found that scene disturbing.