Peter Rabbit Got Folks Out Here Having Temper Tantrums ‘N’ Shit

 folk are getting extremely sensitive.
like,
od to the tenth power.
someone is always “up in arms” about something silly.
the latest nonsense in sensitivity is the backlash of the movie,
“peter rabbit”.
yes.
the live animated movie that is out right now.
well there is a scene that deals with food allergies that is catching heat.
this is what “eater” had to say…

Entertainment behemoth Sony issued an apology over the weekend for a scene in the new family comedy Peter Rabbit wherein the titular character — a CGI varmint voiced by late night host James Corden — uses a slingshot to send a blackberry into a farmer’s mouth, thus inducing anaphylactic shock. As several parents point out on social media, the film makes light of severe allergies while also showing the hero using food as a weapon to topple his enemy.

In a statement sent to the New York Times, Sony and the filmmakers explain: “Food allergies are a serious issue. Our film should not have made light of Peter Rabbit’s archnemesis, Mr. McGregor, being allergic to blackberries, even in a cartoonish, slapstick way.”

Last week, an advocacy group called Kids With Food Allergies issued a warning to its followers about the film on Facebook, followed by an open letter to the filmmakers, which reads, in part: “We encourage you to examine your portrayal of bullying in your films geared toward a young audience. We strongly urge you to refrain from the type of programming that mocks food allergies in the future.” The original Facebook warning got shared over 12,000 since it was posted last Friday, and angry parents also took to Twitter over the weekend to spread the word about the blackberry slingshot sequence.

This scene presents an especially tricky problem for parents like Sam Rose of Guildford, England, whose son loves Peter Rabbit, but has food allergies like the one depicted in the film. “I’m pretty sure Beatrix Potter will be turning in her grave about now,” Rose tells the Times. “Allergies are often not taken seriously enough anyway. To have them trivialized on the big screen by such a popular character is immensely disappointing.”

So far, the backlash from parents of children with food allergies doesn’t appear to be hurting the film’s performance at the box office — Peter Rabbit landed at number two over the weekend, right behind Fifty Shades Freed, with a haul of $25 million.

hmm.

^that gif alone is gun violence and animal cruelty.
i don’t think there was any boycotts back then.
it’s gonna get to the point we not gonna be able to say/do anything.
“freedom of speech” is pretty much a joke.
i’m mad sony even apologized.
they should have let them have their temper tantrum.
they’ll tire themselves out eventually.
once you start walking on egg shells in order not offend,
we’ll literally need to hand everyone a baby bottle and a bib.
folks need to toughen up out here.

lowkey: i feel likeeeee….
this hypersensitivity is causing folks to be bullies too.

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3 thoughts on “Peter Rabbit Got Folks Out Here Having Temper Tantrums ‘N’ Shit”

  1. I saw this on the news yesterday. Immediately I was like good lord, here we go again.
    It’s like people look for things to complain and “boycott” about. I understand food allergies are no joke. I have cousins that are allergic to seafood, dairy, additives in certain foods. I know people that have peanut allergies, etc. And yeah, some people can take it to extremes and try to emulate what they see on the screen, but at some point when everything that is said or shown on TV or movies is scrutinized…it gets annoying.

    It’s getting where you can’t even say Boo before someone is looking to take your head off. It’s crazy.

  2. People and their fake outrage. There are more serious things to be outraged about (Trump, gun violence, lack of mental/ emotional help services, etc.), but they choose to be outraged about a joke in a kids’ movie.

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