Peter Rabbit Movie Boycott As Bunnies Accused Of Food Bullying
Loveable Beatrix Potter character, Peter Rabbit, has a reputation as a naughty bunny who just can’t wait to nibble on treats. In the original book, he hops into a big patch of trouble when he steals a farmer’s lettuce and gets sick. Now, Peter Rabbit’s first movie is in big trouble over another food-related fiasco.
According to the Independent, the new Peter Rabbit movie includes scenes of food allergy bullying, and parents of allergic kids are not happy with the way the scene “mocks the seriousness of allergic disease.”
The Peter Rabbit movie puts a modern twist on the classic tale of tummy upset after the young rabbit gorges on fresh lettuce. In the original Beatrix Potter book, the bunny hurries home to mother, who puts him to bed with chamomile tea and a warning to stay away from archenemy Mr. McGregor.