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    Sony Pictures Pokes Fun at Anaphylactic Shock


    Sarah  Curcio
    • Journal of Gluten Sensitivity Spring 2018 Issue

    Sony Pictures Pokes Fun at Anaphylactic Shock
    Image Caption: Image: CC--Riversdale Estate

    Celiac.com 04/06/2018 - For many individuals, the movie Peter Rabbit is a longtime, favorite children’s story. Unfortunately, the 2018 version that has been recently created by Sony Pictures has taken this story and changed it into something extremely controversial for the food allergy community. 

    As an overview, the movie pokes fun of individuals with food allergies, particularly anaphylactic shock, which is a life-threatening allergic reaction. Basically, the rabbits discover that the male human is highly allergic to blackberries and they plot to use it against him. In addition, the rabbits make it a point of saying, they hope they don’t receive any letters about the topic of food allergies and give a wink towards the screen. 

    Now if that was not bad enough, the movie provides children with false information. They show that once an EpiPen is administered the individual will be completely well, get right back up and resume normal activities with no problems at all. However, that is completely, 100 percent inaccurate information. You’ll still have to get to the hospital immediately for further treatment, so you can breathe, control severe hives, etc. 

    A lot of people feel that this is definitely, without a shadow of a doubt, food allergy bullying because of the insensitivity the film is presenting. Simply just turn on your computers, and browse through social media, specifically Twitter and YouTube. You will even find the trending hashtag #BoycottPeterRabbit all over the internet. 

    However, even with all this negative feedback from parents and food allergy charities, Sony Pictures did not pull this specific scene from their movie. They did decide to make an official public apology, but that was all. There was no donation made to any organization to help benefit food allergy awareness, advocacy, education or research. 

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    Guest adonnya

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    As someone who experiences analphylactic shock from celiac and mast cell disease, it is not a joking matter. I was taken by ambulance last week to the hospital. How is this desecretion of a childhood classic being allowed to even be considered suitable for children? They show bunnies plotting the murder of a human! Where are the censors who are supposed to protect out children? My grandchildren will not be viewing this travesty.

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    LOL.  Oh man... if this is what this community is about, I am out!  I'll deal with my celiac on my own.  Really?  Is this what life has come to?  People looking to be offended/upset by every little thing?  I am really supposed to be offended by a cartoon rabbit because he made fun of my food allergy??  Wow.

    Food Allergy Bullying???  OMG.  

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    Guest Wencel

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    As a mother of allergic children, it is very offensive. Less about you and your "celiac", more about the message it is sending to children. 

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    2 hours ago, DevilGluten said:

    LOL.  Oh man... if this is what this community is about, I am out!  I'll deal with my celiac on my own.  Really?  Is this what life has come to?  People looking to be offended/upset by every little thing?  I am really supposed to be offended by a cartoon rabbit because he made fun of my food allergy??  Wow.

    Food Allergy Bullying???  OMG.  

    This article is one of those "news" things....I swear we have bots that pull half these just to "spark" debates and controversy. Most of them you just ignore. Amusingly the news "bot" has pulled things not even related to celiacs but because ONE SENTENCE mentioned the gluten free diet while covering a unrelated subject.

    On a side note I think the big controversy of this Peter Rabbit show was that it is a kids show. And kids learn by mimic and watching. Showing them that making fun of someone with allergies and picking on them encourages the mentality that it is alright to alienate, make fun of, and try to do stuff to people with these issues.

    I myself have been purposely poisoned in the work place by co workers.....boss dealt with it. I also put up with people making fun of me at farmers markets about gluten free. Not my choice and I have even come to look at myself as a different species then them (ALL my food issues make most SAD foods dangerous to me) and just sort of ignore it...they eat what they eat and it is just poison to me so I will eat what I eat we are just different creatures.

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