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The scene, which prompted some parents and allergy activists to boycott the movie and demand an apology from Sony, is a "socially irresponsible depiction in a movie aimed at children," said Globalaai, an Australian not-for-profit charity for allergy awareness.
Sony Pictures and the filmmakers issued a joint apology on Sunday, NBC News reported.
"Food allergies are a serious issue. Our film should not have made light of Peter Rabbit's archnemesis, Mr. McGregor, being allergic to blackberries, even in a cartoonish, slapstick way," the apology states. "We sincerely regret not being more aware and sensitive to this issue, and we truly apologize."
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