The new Peter Rabbit film is facing a boycott over a scene in which a gang of bunnies attack a man with blackberries...Eh..?
...knowing he is allergic to them.Oh, for the love of...! I can guess who is demanding a boycott! And I'm not wrong:
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”.I'd like to think Sony Pictures will tell them to sod off. But we know they won't.
The American group Kids with Food Allergies Foundation said in a Facebook post warning parents about the film that “food allergy ‘jokes’ are harmful to our community”.You aren't 'a community', you're just the spokegroup for people with a disorder!
Wouldn't your time be better spent looking for a cure, instead of something to be outraged about?