|Directed by||:||Will Gluck||Produced by||:||Will Gluck||Screenplay by||:||Will Gluck, Rob Lieber||Based on||:||Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter||Starring||:||Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley||Cinematography||:||Peter Menzies Jr.||Production company||:||Columbia Pictures|
Sony apologies for Peter Rabbit's blackberry allergy pelting scene
Beatrix Potter's stories evoke a very particular feeling: a quaint gentleness, combined with just a touch of mischief.
A mood perhaps not so accurately captured by Sony Pictures' Peter Rabbit, which came under fire under accusations it "mocks" and trivialises the sometimes life-threatening conditions of allergy suffers.
The scene in question sees Peter (James Corden) and his gang of bunny companions attack the nephew of his arch-nemesis Mr. McGregor, Tom (Domhnall Gleeson), with blackberries, after discovering he's highly allergic to them. With one even landing in his mouth, Tom begins to have a severe reaction, before quickly stabbing himself in the leg with an Epipen.