In a joint statement, Sony Pictures, along with filmmakers for the movie “Peter Rabbit,” apologized for “insensitively” depicting the character with a food allergy.
Sony Pictures began receiving backlash after the movie was released over the weekend, and portrayed a character, Mr. McGregor, with a blackberry allergy. In the scene that created the backlash, rabbits fling fruit at Mr. McGregor, and he is forced to use an EpiPen.
The scene is now being described as “allergy bullying,” and has led towards the hashtag #boycottpeterrabbit becoming trending in response.
Kids with Food Allergies, a charity group, posted a warning about the scene on their Facebook page, claiming that allergy jokes are harmful for their community, and that making light of the condition “encourages the public not to take the risk of allergic reactions seriously.”
The backlash was far reaching, including condemnation from Kenneth Mendez, who is the President of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In an open letter to the studio, Mendez urged the studio to “examine [their] portrayal of bullying in your films geared toward a young audience.”
Following the wave of backlash, the studio was forced to apologize, stating that they “Sincerely regret not being more aware and sensitive to this issue.”
President Trump Announces New 1776 Commission to Promote Patriotic Education in Nation’s Schools
An alternative to leftist brainwashing.
President Donald Trump announced the formation of a new ‘1776 Commission’ during a speech at the National Archives Museum on Thursday, creating a new commission that will work to instill principles of patriotic and pro-American education in defiance to left-wing school and university systems.
The President spoke of the need for the new commission in light of the vision championed by the cultural left, citing the New York Times’ 1619 Project and ‘critical race theory’ anti-white teachings pervasive throughout Fortune 500 companies and federal government agencies. (The President issued an executive order banning critical race theory brainwashing at the beginning of the month.)
The 1776 Commission will work to promote patriotic education and defend American heritage and character. It’s likely the organization will create curriculum that celebrates the American legacy, as leftists in public school and university systems work relentlessly to attack it.
“Our mission is to defend the legacy of America’s founding, the virtue of America’s heroes, and the nobility of the American character,” Trump said of the Commission’s goals. “We must clear away the twisted web of lies in our schools and classrooms and teach our children the magnificent truth about our country. We want our sons and daughters to know that they are the citizens of the most exceptional nation in the history of the world.”
“These radicals have been aided and abetted by liberal politicians, establishment media, and even large corporations,” Trump said. “Whether it is the mob in the street or the cancel culture in the boardroom, the goal is the same: To silence dissent, to scare you out of speaking the truth, and to bully Americans into abandoning their values, their heritage, and their very way of life.”
“We are here today to declare that we will never submit to tyranny. We will reclaim our history and our country for citizens of every race, color, religion, and creed,” the president continued.
The President understands that conservatives and patriots must fight for cultural power as they do for political power, an pressing priority for conservatives who desire to fight back against the cultural left’s domination of the educational world.
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