Peter Rabbit Boycotted

Of all the movies we thought would get boycotted, we really didn’t think it’d be Peter Rabbit. Allergy sufferers are appalled.

The scene in question shows a gang of rabbits pelting blackberries off of someone who suffers from an allergy. In a joint statement, Sony Pictures and the filmmakers said ‘they should not have made light of the issue.

Campaigners have boycotted the movie, some of whom have adopted the hashtag #boycottpeterrabbit. The Kids with Food Allergies Foundation Facebook said that these kinds of jokes were ‘harmful to our 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 original story was about a mischievous rabbit named Peter, running around Mr McGregor’s yard. Apparently, the adaption has twerking in it. Eugh.

There was a petition started also, calling on Sony Pictures to apologise and gained thousands of signatures.

This comes just after the movie’s opening weekend, acting as an adaption to Beatrix Potter’s book Peter Rabbit. When we say adaption, however, we say that with a heap of salt. Just look at the trailer to figure that out.

Bunnies apparently sling berries off the human character Tom McGregor, who is allergic and is forced to use an EpiPen to treat his reaction. A tone-deaf move on Sony’s part given that some of the most serious types of reactions can be fatal.

Don’t worry too much, however, the film is currently sat at a mediocre 58% on Rotten Tomatoes, so it’s unlikely to make any waves in the film industry.

We just want to know who keeps giving James Corden these voice-over gigs? Why?