Parents boycott Peter Rabbit film over 'allergy bullying'

posted by @JoshMRadio - 

I think this is the first time I have ever seen anything like this happening with a movie

While allergies are serious business (I'm allergic to cats!), I don't think the producers of the film meant harm by it.

Have you seen the movie?  If you haven't, will you boycott it?

FOX NEWS reports:

In the film, Mr. McGregor, Peter Rabbit’s enemy, passes away and his nephew Tom comes to oversee the vegetable patch and exterminate the “vermin.”

It is Tom, the villain of the film, who the audience – and Peter Rabbit – learns has an allergy to blackberries. In one scene, the rabbits throw blackberries at Tom, including one into his mouth. Tom goes into anaphylactic shock and turns red before stabbing himself with an EpiPen.

Allergy UK says the scene mocks allergy sufferers and is irresponsible.

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