Parents Are Pissed at 'Peter Rabbit' Because CGI Bunnies Threw Berries at an Old Man

Poking fun at the fictional character's allergic reaction has caused many to #boycottpeterrabbit
Parents Are Pissed at 'Peter Rabbit' Because CGI Bunnies Threw Berries at an Old Man
Apparently it's not just certain foods that Peter Rabbit viewers are overly sensitive to. Following complaints about the film's portrayal of a fictional character's fictional allergy, the filmmakers and studio have issued an apology.
 
Sony Pictures released a statement [via the Associated Press], iterating that "food allergies are a serious issue" and that the film "should not have made light" of them "even in a cartoonish, slapstick way."
 
The scene that has caused such a backlash shows CGI rabbits flinging blackberries at the character of Mr. McGregor, who has an allergic reaction to the fruit and has to use an EpiPen.
 
A group by the name of Kids with Food Allergies initiated an online campaign against the film using the hashtag #boycottpeterrabbit. A heated debate has since ensued between concerned parents of kids with allergies and others who are urging people to "remember it's just a stupid film about talking rabbits."
 
See some of the fiery reactions from Twitter below.