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'Peter Rabbit' Filmmakers Apologize Over Food Allergy Controversy

'Peter Rabbit' Filmmakers Apologize Over Food Allergy Controversy

Peter Rabbit opened at theaters across the country this weekend and one scene in particular has some people upset.

In the scene, the rabbits construct a plan to sneak into Tom McGregor’s (Domhnall Gleeson) garden. Mr. McGregor is pelted with fruits and vegetables before one of the rabbits slingshots a blackberry into his mouth. It turns out, Mr. McGregor is allergic to blackberries and he has a major allergic reaction. The audience watches as Mr. McGregor has trouble injecting himself with a lifesaving medicine, EpiPen.

“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,” the statement from Sony and the filmmakers read (via the New York Times). “We sincerely regret not being more aware and sensitive to this issue, and we truly apologize.”

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  • Gina

    Not gonna lie, the description of the scene is a little morbid.

  • Gina

    Not gonna lie, the description of the scene is a little morbid.

  • Jen

    God, people are so touchy these days…. Sad that they feel the need to apologize

  • Jen

    God, people are so touchy these days…. Sad that they feel the need to apologize

  • Rose Vasquez

    Are you fucking shitting me??? Allergy controversy, are they actually apologizing for making fun of fruit allergies??? No wonder your country is being run by a crazy man, ppl are insane

  • Stoni

    No doubt. This is ridiculous.

  • Stoni

    No doubt. This is ridiculous.

  • Stoni

    Le me guess, you are from shithole Mexico?

  • Stoni

    Le me guess, you are from shithole Mexico?

  • Rose Vasquez

    Awwww, you nazis think everyone with a foreign last name is from Mexico hahaha. Why dont I “le” you keep guessing cause no, Im not from Mexico

  • Rose Vasquez

    Awwww, you nazis think everyone with a foreign last name is from Mexico hahaha. Why dont I “le” you keep guessing cause no, Im not from Mexico

  • Stoni

    Awwww you are too embarrassed of your shithole country to say.

  • Stoni

    Awwww you are too embarrassed of your shithole country to say.

  • Rose Vasquez

    Awwww, you think you can bait me like you must do all of your half ass friends? hahaha Its the internet not your mom’s house

  • Rose Vasquez

    Awwww, you think you can bait me like you must do all of your half ass friends? hahaha Its the internet not your mom’s house

  • Stoni

    So you live with your mom? First to accuse is usually guilty. Usually you guys have 3 families living together don’t you? So do you even know which one is your mom? Bigger question is do you know your dad?

  • Stoni

    So you live with your mom? First to accuse is usually guilty. Usually you guys have 3 families living together don’t you? So do you even know which one is your mom? Bigger question is do you know your dad?

  • Rose Vasquez

    You guys as in …. ??? Still waiting for the country Im from See? still deflecting, and is not fair cause I guessed that you were a nazi right away. Im thinking you are not guessing where Im from because you dont know any other countries but the US and Mexico hahaha. Tell you what, if you guess I’l tell you how many families live in my house, as a bonus I might also guess with you who my dad is … Go!

  • Rose Vasquez

    You guys as in …. ??? Still waiting for the country Im from See? still deflecting, and is not fair cause I guessed that you were a nazi right away. Im thinking you are not guessing where Im from because you dont know any other countries but the US and Mexico hahaha. Tell you what, if you guess I’l tell you how many families live in my house, as a bonus I might also guess with you who my dad is … Go!

  • Stoni

    I don’t care that much. I’m sure we support your shithole country.

  • Stoni

    I don’t care that much. I’m sure we support your shithole country.

  • Stoni

    But we support you! Classic

  • Stoni

    But we support you! Classic

  • Rose Vasquez

    Care enough to keep answering me hahahaha. What happened boo, ran out of comebacks?? DONT TELL ME someone from a shithole country (Still not Mexico btw) shut you up!! OH MYYYYYY. Im also 100% your dumb as fuck president doesnt even know where my country is let alone supports its hahahaha. Man, nazis are so dumb hahaha

  • Rose Vasquez

    Care enough to keep answering me hahahaha. What happened boo, ran out of comebacks?? DONT TELL ME someone from a shithole country (Still not Mexico btw) shut you up!! OH MYYYYYY. Im also 100% your dumb as fuck president doesnt even know where my country is let alone supports its hahahaha. Man, nazis are so dumb hahaha

  • Stoni

    We support you. No doubt about that.

  • Stoni

    We support you. No doubt about that.

  • Rose Vasquez

    Again, if you dont know where you IS located … how can you be sure?? Mmmmmm

  • Rose Vasquez

    Again, if you dont know where you IS located … how can you be sure?? Mmmmmm

  • Stoni

    I bet you are in Chicago but don’t realize that is in the US.

  • Stoni

    I bet you are in Chicago but don’t realize that is in the US.

  • Rose Vasquez

    Man, that would really be a shithole country to be in, but still no. I just love how you prove my point time and time again that you only know the name of two countries hahahaha

  • Rose Vasquez

    Man, that would really be a shithole country to be in, but still no. I just love how you prove my point time and time again that you only know the name of two countries hahahaha

  • Stoni

    So are you as round as you are tall and have a spare tire around your waist, drive a brand new car yet get everything else for free? Do I have your kind pegged or what. LMAO

  • Stoni

    So are you as round as you are tall and have a spare tire around your waist, drive a brand new car yet get everything else for free? Do I have your kind pegged or what. LMAO

  • Stoni

    I know lots of countries but why guess when I already know.

  • Stoni

    I know lots of countries but why guess when I already know.

  • Rose Vasquez

    As round as you are tall .. huh? Is that a riddle?? Honest to God no idea what you are talking about, but I do have a car, nothing for free though =/ … so not quite pegged yet bro

  • Rose Vasquez

    As round as you are tall .. huh? Is that a riddle?? Honest to God no idea what you are talking about, but I do have a car, nothing for free though =/ … so not quite pegged yet bro

  • Rose Vasquez

    YEaaaahhhh you know loooottsss of countries, like you have lotssssss of brain cells, and have lottttssss of sex hahahahaha. You’re so funny

  • Stoni

    Try to hide your crazy sweetheart. I know that is hard for your kind.

  • Stoni

    Try to hide your crazy sweetheart. I know that is hard for your kind.

  • Rose Vasquez

    You know, the insult is not quite effective when you still havent tell me where Im from … or coming from a racist, that kills a loooot of the impact

  • Rose Vasquez

    You know, the insult is not quite effective when you still havent tell me where Im from … or coming from a racist, that kills a loooot of the impact

  • Stoni

    I already know where you’re from. You are a dime a dozen.

  • Rose Vasquez

    Rightttttt, cause neo nazis and white supremacists are what?? Unique? hahahahaaha

  • Stoni

    And you call me racist??? You are so stupid it’s funny.

  • Rose Vasquez

    Oh yeah, I thought I made myself super clear from the start, you are a racist piece of shit. Mmmmm, maybe I wasnt clear enough, you know, for your level of intelligence. Let me try again … YOU ARE A RACIST!!!

  • Rose Vasquez

    Man, your power to deflect is A-Mazing!!!!! Now you are trying to get me a grammar lesson? Sorry dude, dont take education queues from white supremacists but thanks anyway

  • Stoni

    And so are you. You just are too stupid to realize that so that makes you a dumb racist. But nonetheless a racist.