Sony Pictures was forced to publicly apologize to those suffering from food allergies over the weekend, with irate parents complaining on Facebook about a scene in the upcoming children’s film “Peter Rabbit” that depicts a food fight featuring cartoon rabbits.
According to the Washington Post, the scene in question shows Peter Rabbit and his fellow bunnies hurling blackberries at “archenemy” Mr. McGregor, who happens to suffer from a deadly allergy to the delicious treat.
Parents on social media attacked the film over the “insensitive” attack on Mr. McGregor, calling the images “disturbing” and calling the joke “harmful to the community.”
“The very real fear and anxiety that people experience during an allergic reaction (often referred to as an impending sense of doom) is a serious matter,” the group wrote on Facebook. “Making light of this condition hurts our members because it encourages the public not to take the risk of allergic reactions seriously, and this cavalier attitude may make them act in ways that could put an allergic person in danger.”
“We would welcome the opportunity to educate your company and the cast of the movie about the realities of food allergy so that they and your viewing audience can better understand and recognize the gravity of the disease,” the group added.
Sony Pictures caved to the online pressure and issued a formal apology over the weekend, saying “Food allergies are a serious issue. Our film should not have made light of Peter Rabbit’s archenemy, 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,” concluded the statement.
HOLLYWEIRD: Anti-Trump Celebrities HOST COUNTER State of the Union
Hollywood celebrities and liberal elites turned out for a counter State of the Union Monday evening, offering a blistering “response” to the President’s joint address to Congress and the American people one day before he delivers the speech.
According to Fox News, the star-studded event -dubbed the People’s State of the Union- was hosted by radical left-wing actor Mark Ruffalo, who called for all anti-Trump activists to join the “resistance” movement against the President’s “racist” agenda.
“We’re going to set our sights to continue that work in the next year, and strengthen our bonds and commitments to each other, for long after the Trump era comes to its rightful end,” said Ruffalo. “We ain’t stopping with Trump, OK?”
Hollywood documentarian Michael Moore also slammed Trump and his supporters, saying “We must remove and replace the system and the culture that gave us Trump in the first place […] We must also cleanse our American soul of our white male privilege.”
The three-hour-long anti-Trump event was hosted by far-left organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the Women’s March.
HOLLYWEIRD: Rob Reiner GOES NUCLEAR, Calls for ‘LAST BATTLE’ of US Civil War
Hollywood director and comedian Rob Reiner shared his “expert opinion” on the root cause of the ‘Schumer Shutdown’ over the weekend, saying the federal government closure was a direct result of the GOP’s “racism” and calling for the “last big battle” of the American Civil War.
The liberal movie-maker issued his battle cry on social media Sunday afternoon, breathlessly asserting that the government shutdown was somehow linked to the Republican party’s inherent “racism” and fear of “the browning of America.”
“Make no mistake, this shutdown boils down to one thing: RACISM. GOP frightened to death of the browning of America. They will lose this last big battle of the Civil War. Diversity is our strength,” he tweeted.
Make no mistake, this shutdown boils down to one thing: RACISM. GOP frightened to death of the browning of America. They will lose this last big battle of the Civil War. Diversity is our strength.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 21, 2018
The pushback against Reiner’s comments on twitter was immediate, with supporters of the President blasting the Hollywood icon for his baseless claims and obsessions with skin color, asking “If diversity is our strength, why do you despise our laws and Republicans?”
“Diversity claims are utterly rediculous when you violently protest anyone who opposes your point of view. If diversity is our strength, why do you despise our laws and Republicans? Skin color and race is only relevant to you. Legal immigration is awesome and race & color blind,” posted one user.