Sony Pictures Entertainment has issued an apology over a controversial scene in its new film “Peter Rabbit,” during which a character with an allergy to blackberries is attacked with the offending foodstuff. “Food allergies are a serious issue,” wrote representatives for Sony Pictures Entertainment, reports The New York Times. “Our film should not have made light of Peter Rabbit’s archnemesis, Mr. McGregor,

being allergic to blackberries, even in a cartoonish, slapstick way.” “We sincerely regret not being more aware and sensitive to this issue, and we truly apologize,” the statement concluded. The new film “Peter Rabbit,” based on Beatrix Potter’s children’s book of the same name, was released on Feb. 9, but soon began receiving backlash on social media over its treatment of the allergy-afflicted character. READ MORE