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'Peter Rabbit' team apologizes for making light of allergies

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This is... a bit much, isn't it?

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I've been deathly allergic to peanuts all my life. When I was a child, I had to learn to laugh at the parents who tried to tell me 'no sweetheart, its doesn't have peanuts in it, just peanut butter' when I asked if it was safe for me to eat something.

The fact that this is even an issue is pathetic. Everyone is too damn sensitive.

11 ( +14 / -3 )

Seriously? The OUTRAGE. Some people seriously need to get a life. Its a cartoon for gods sake.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Glad some think that allergies (some potentially life-threatening) are a source of amusement.

The outrage over the outrage has me outraged.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

Seriously? The OUTRAGE. Some people seriously need to get a life. Its a cartoon for gods sake

People of late have been complaining of the smallest of detail that the average person would have never noticed.

Peppa Pig, which is a popular UK cartoon for toddler/Kindergarten-aged kids, had an episode where the pig family was not wearing seatbelts while driving. Many complained about this to the station.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Our outrage and apology culture at its finiest

1 ( +6 / -5 )

I had a sneezing fit just thinking about allergies. Who do I sue?

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Nobody is suing anyone - it is simply a well-justified complaint over making trivial what is a life-threatening problem. I'm blessedly free of allergies, but my daughter is not. When a reaction occurs, those few minutes between home and the emergency room could take her life, and do cost me lots in extra medical bills. This is a children's show, and teaching children that allergies are a joke is nothing to laugh at.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

This wasn't a problem even 10-15 years ago. I vividly remember an episode of The Simpsons in which Bart and Principle Skinner would try to fight each other with things they're allergic too. I don't recall that ever being complained about. In fact, I'm pretty sure the episode still airs about 500 times a day.

People have become way too sensitive, and it's not healthy. You need to learn to laugh at these things, otherwise it'll control your life. I have a friend who is allergic to peanuts, and he jokes about it frequently.

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People have become way too sensitive, and it's not healthy. You need to learn to laugh at these things, otherwise it'll control your life. I have a friend who is allergic to peanuts, and he jokes about it frequently.

I think people have forgotten how to laugh at themselves. Everyone is so precious these days, such delicate blooms.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

I don't know about the film, but in the book, I believe Mr McGregor put Peter Rabbit's dad in a pie. When fighting a dangerous enemy, does it not make good sense to exploit their weaknesses?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I don't know why this is even reported. It should be ignored.

Come to that, I don't know why I bothered to read it. I should have ignored it.

Lighten up guys!

1 ( +2 / -1 )

I would agree with this. Harassing a person with a severe and life- threatening allergy should be discouraged. Unfortunately many of the posters above don’t seem to realize that a kid with a severe allergy can choke to death in minutes. My sister had to be rushed to the hospital once after exposure to dandelions. Entire face swelled up and she was unrecognizable.

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Well said, Reckless. Sorry to hear about your sister.

I won't delve into my pot of anecdotage when it comes to allergies and their effects but it is a serious matter.

That said, I don't believe the film makers were being malicious in the inclusion of the scene.

Bit more common sense needed, that's all.

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Another set up to put blame on something or someone for one's own negligence or complacency. Be accountable for own health and esp. health of one's children or all movies would have to include disclaimer on any scene with anybody consuming eggs, dairy, fish, nuts, shellfish etc. . . since movie maker wouldn't have any idea if allergic person is watching such film(scene) and decides to take risk and eat these food(s).

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The problem is everyone wants other people to responsible for them. I grew up in the late '70s/early '80s before all the '1 in 4 kids is allergic to peanuts' awareness. Peanut butter sandwiches were still served at public school lunch rooms. I learned early on that I needed to ensure I was being safe with what I was eating. I didn't rely on anyone else to coddle me. Even as a child, I questioned anything that my mom didn't make or I couldn't read the ingredients on. The one time I trusted someone else's word on ingredients, I ended up in the hospital. Sure, it's easier now to avoid peanuts but I sure as heck still read ingredients and question everything. It's my responsibility, not anyone else's.

If you think a movie scene like this is going to hurt your children, then your children aren't prepared for life.

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Oh and in case it wasn't clear, I did survive my childhood, peanuts being thrown at me by kids who thought is was funny and all.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Sadly, they're going to have their first allergic reactions when they are adults and risk their lives because they have no clue what to do without their mom by their side.

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I would think a bigger outrage is strangers who would eat a small innocent. Stranger danger indeed

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Some school ban peanuts as in pb&j sandwiches, but continue to serve milk which kids also have an allergy to. Ban peanuts but not milk, oh no you didn't

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Some school ban peanuts as in pb&j sandwiches, but continue to serve milk which kids also have an allergy to. Ban peanuts but not milk, oh no you didn't

Exactly. You know how I survived? I didn't eat the peanut butter when it was offered. Just teach kids to be smart and responsible instead of giving out participation trophies and they'll be fine. Parents, stop the coddling or your kids will grow up to be helpless.

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