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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    ...No - it is simply people who feel that if they had a blackberry allergy they would be offended by this..
    You missed this bit?

    The charity Kids with Food Allergies Foundation said in a Facebook post "food allergy 'jokes' are harmful to our community".


    They directly help people who have, or whose kids have life threatening allergies. If an epi-pen is needed, then the allergic reaction is life threatening (between 1 and 2 in a 100 events results in death - about 20% in hospitalisaion). They're not "offended", they're pointing out that minimising something that is life threatening for the sake of humour in a mainstream production is probably not a good thing. I've known two people in my life who have food allergies to the extent that exposure does mean they might die if they don't get that adrenalin injection quick. Highly amusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
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    Pathetic, the World's gone mad.

    It's all down to social media
    Indeed. The Curse of the Easily-Offended spreads its dreary tentacles ever further.

    Bring back the good old days....


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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    You missed this bit?

    The charity Kids with Food Allergies Foundation said in a Facebook post "food allergy 'jokes' are harmful to our community".


    They directly help people who have, or whose kids have life threatening allergies. If an epi-pen is needed, then the allergic reaction is life threatening (between 1 and 2 in a 100 events results in death - about 20% in hospitalisaion). They're not "offended", they're pointing out that minimising something that is life threatening for the sake of humour in a mainstream production is probably not a good thing. I've known two people in my life who have food allergies to the extent that exposure does mean they might die if they don't get that adrenalin injection quick. Highly amusing.
    Did the person who wrote this have an allergy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Did the person who wrote this have an allergy?
    They are a charity set up to help parents whose children have food allergies, does that make them evil or irrelevant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    I was thinking about this last night and think i have found the problem.

    Kids nowadays are bought up to make sure they are a voice for 'those who cannot be heard'.

    Thus obviously why you see people getting offended about things which do not affect them - they are assuming they have a privilege to speak out for these people - as obviously these people cannot do it themselves or they would be doing - with me so far?

    So has anyone who has a blackberry allergy actually got upset about this? ..
    I'm allergic to blackberries, and I'm livid!

    I find the little pips get between my teeth, although blackberry jam is fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    They are a charity set up to help parents whose children have food allergies, does that make them evil or irrelevant?

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    Ok - I know people who were are allergic to things and this did not offend them, they found it funny and felt the film should not have been vilified and in fact it should have been left alone.

    However their voices have not been heard and they now have people allegedly campaigning on their behalf.

    And they do not want it.

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    Amazing how many people appear to be offended by a petition.
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    Idiots on the left "If you say anything I disagree with, I'll label you as offensive." Hence shutting down any reasoned discussion.

    Idiots on the right "If you say anything I disagree with, you're only saying that because your offended." Hence shutting down any reasoned discussion.

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