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  • THIS is what we have come to. Absolutely no sense of humor.

    Food Allergy Bullying.

    You've got to be kidding me.
    Some parents are boycotting the "Peter Rabbit" film for a scene that they say depicts "food allergy bullying." Sony has issued an apology in response.
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  • #2
    I have a serious food allergy. But I saw the scene in question and thought it f-ing funny. It's a snowflake generation.

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    • #3
      This real life "food allergy bullying" incident led to felony charges:


      http://www.pennlive.com/daily-buzz/2...tacking_a.html


      Girl, 14, charged with felony in food allergy attack with pineapple at Pa. school
      A 14-year-old girl in western Pennsylvania is accused of using another student's allergy to pineapples as a means of attacking her with the tropical fruit, the Butler Eagle is reporting.

      It happened late last year at Butler Intermediate High School, and now the accused 14-year-old girl has been criminally charged with a felony in the case, the newspaper reports, writing:

      The girl intentionally "high-fived" a 14-year-old classmate, exposing her to pineapple, Butler Township Police Chief John Hays told the newspaper Wednesday.

      This triggered an allergic reaction, forcing the victim to be taken to the nurse's office, given an epinephrine pen and eventually taken by ambulance to the Butler Memorial Hospital.

      The victim, who is not identified, was treated and released from the hospital the same day.

      Meanwhile, the accused 14-year-old girl - along with two other girls who allegedly had unspecified roles in the assault - each face felony charges in juvenile court, the Butler Eagle reports. The three also were disciplined by the school.

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      • #4
        -> "Anaphylaxis kills thousands of people every year."

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        • #5
          It may well...however, people need to LIGHTEN UP!
          Now go home and get your shine box!

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          • #6
            I think that most of people's food allergies are made up just so they can get attention. It's like pretending to have Celiac, or being a vegan Cro$$fitter.

            But just in case the boycotters are truly offended, endangered and marginalized by this indecent affront, I'd like to extend to them a peace offering. Maybe some peanut butter cookies.
            Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

            I don't think It'll happen in the US because we don't trust our government. We are a country of skeptics, raised by skeptics, founded by skeptics. - Amaroq

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ateamer View Post
              I think that most of people's food allergies are made up just so they can get attention. It's like pretending to have Celiac, or being a vegan Cro$$fitter.

              But just in case the boycotters are truly offended, endangered and marginalized by this indecent affront, I'd like to extend to them a peace offering. Maybe some peanut butter cookies.
              Wow. That's exactly the type of ignorant BS these parents and groups are trying to address. For parents of children with life-threatening food allergies it's not about "hurt feelings" or being "marginalized" ...it's literally about their kids' survival. Yeah, I myself would probably laugh at that movie scene...but I sure can't expect those parents to be amused.

              I'm fortunate that my kids don't suffer from severe food allergies...but one of our officers lost his 5-year-old son to anaphylactic shock. The child was allergic to peanuts and his parents tried their best to keep him safe. One day he found the neighbor's dog toy in his yard. He picked it up and tossed it back over the fence. It happened to be one of those "Kong" toys that at one point had been filled with peanut butter. That trace amount was enough to kill the kid. I dare you to tell his father that his allergy was "just made up so he can get attention". While you're at it, how about you invite him and his surviving children (one of whom suffers from the same allergy) to the movies to see Peter Rabbit?
              Last edited by not.in.MY.town; 02-14-2018, 10:00 AM.

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              • #8
                I didn't say all, I said most. Okay, maybe it's just a fair amount or perhaps many. If as many people actually had food allergies as they claim, grocery store aisles and restaurant floors would be littered with bodies. I know that some people do have serious allergies.
                Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

                I don't think It'll happen in the US because we don't trust our government. We are a country of skeptics, raised by skeptics, founded by skeptics. - Amaroq

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                • #9
                  Ateamer is correct. Around here, we have posers who claim food allergies for their kids, when it’s utter BS.
                  Now go home and get your shine box!

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                  • #10
                    I have no doubt at all that kids with these extreme allergies are out there. Thank God for Epi pens.

                    I just cant help but wonder... how come we never had kids dying from lethal allergies when we were kids back in the 60's and 70's?
                    When the manure hits the fan, it's never evenly distributed.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CCCSD View Post
                      Ateamer is correct. Around here, we have posers who claim food allergies for their kids, when it’s utter BS.
                      Look no farther than the teenagers that get brought into the jail, and the first thing they tell the screening nurse is they have asthma and need to carry a inhaler. You've got severe asthma, but according to the booking paperwork, you just got done leading the cops on a six block foot chase, remember? I had one say.. "That's the only reason they caught me". Of course, our med staff doesn't actually check... they just hand out an over-the-counter inhaler.

                      When the manure hits the fan, it's never evenly distributed.

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                      • #12
                        I definitely dont think parents make up allergies for their kids but I do think there is a lot of misinformation out there that confuses people and puts thoughts into their heads.

                        Also food now a days is so full of crap it really does cause a lot of health issues. And people make false accusations against certain foods thinking its an allergy when really they need to stop eating processed crap.

                        Getting “offended” by a movie is stupid (in my opinion). Although those who have lost kids or family members to a food allergy might have a hard time laughing at it. You have to think about how not everyone has our type of humor. Those in our line of work know how to find humor in some pretty jacked up situations.

                        So I know it seems pretty silly for someone to be offended by a rabbit movie but you have to just let people be who they are and if they dont think its funny, thats okay too.
                        Last edited by shortyj; 02-14-2018, 03:40 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Years ago, I was involved in a foot pursuit with a juvie with asthma (for the record, I was in distant third place). He got caught because he had an asthma attack. Probably fortunately for me, the primary deputy declined my suggestion that we clear and leave him to his own devices.
                          Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

                          I don't think It'll happen in the US because we don't trust our government. We are a country of skeptics, raised by skeptics, founded by skeptics. - Amaroq

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by shortyj View Post
                            Getting “offended” by a movie is stupid (in my opinion). Although those who have lost kids or family members to a food allergy might have a hard time laughing at it. You have to think about how not everyone has our type of humor. Those in our line of work know how to find humor in some pretty jacked up situations.

                            So I know it seems pretty silly for someone to be offended by a rabbit movie but you have to just let people be who they are and if they dont think its funny, thats okay too.
                            That's really the bottom line. Like I said, I might laugh at it...and I wouldn't blame anyone else for laughing at it. But I can also appreciate that it's not a laughing matter for parents of those kids. That doesn't mean they don't have a sense of humor...or that "WE" collectively have lost our sense of humor. From what I gather, all this uproar started when some parents of children with severe allergies decided to give other parents a heads up about that scene in the movie. I don't see anything wrong with that. The officer I mentioned has as twisted of a sense of humor as most cops...but I'm sure he'd rather not take his other kids to see that movie, and would appreciate the warning. That doesn't make him a "triggered snowflake" in my eyes. Others may disagree.

                            To make this more relatable: How about a movie scene that depicts someone intentionally exposing a cop to fentanyl...and maybe he's saved by Narcan...or maybe not. Yeah, some of us would still laugh hysterically because we're all a bit messed up in the head...but some of our family members would probably be "offended"...and some LE groups would call for a boycott because the movie "encourages violence against cops". Well, peanuts or blueberries are some people's fentanyl. They can be just as lethal. The difference is they are everywhere. We know we take risks when we do our job (and we take all possible precautions). Imagine having to worry about your kid 24/7...



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CCCSD View Post
                              Ateamer is correct. Around here, we have posers who claim food allergies for their kids, when it’s utter BS.
                              Oh, I'm sure there are. We have people like that, too. But I can't just assume that everyone is a poser.

                              I'd rather give 100 fakers the attention they don't deserve...than ignore the legitimate concern of just one.

                              Heck, as cops we get plenty of calls from people who "cry wolf". I'm still going to respond each and every time.
                              Last edited by not.in.MY.town; 02-14-2018, 05:57 PM.

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