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EntertainmentNetflix removes controversial Bird Box footage after public outcry

06:50  15 march  2019
06:50  15 march  2019 Source:   ew.com

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Netflix ’s post-apocalyptic survival film “ Bird Box ” is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it. Netflix has no plans to cut controversial ' Bird Box ' scene.

Netflix 's post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box was its final hit of 2018, but now, the streamer has been hit with serious backlash over some footage featured

Netflix removes controversial Bird Box footage after public outcry© Saeed Adyani/Netflix Netflix removes controversial 'Bird Box' footage after public outcry

After sparking controversy for using footage of a real-life disaster in its film Bird Box, Netflix has said it will remove and replace the scene, according to The Canadian Press.

The Sandra Bullock-starring film debuted back in December, and it came under fire for including footage of the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, where a train carrying shale oil went off the tracks in Canada and exploded, killing 47 people. The video was purchased from a stock-footage vendor and used in Bird Box to depict a fictional disaster scene early in the film.

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Netflix 's thriller ' Bird Box ' includes real footage of a deadly train derailment that killed 47 in the town of Lac-Mégantic in Quebec. Per a conversation with Mashable, Netflix has determined that they will not do the same in the case of Bird Box and the film will remain as is.

Netflix is not planning to remove footage of a real-world train derailment that was used in its fiction film Bird Box , despite outcry from citizens of The same footage that appeared in Bird Box was also used in a Canadian science fiction series called Travelers. Carrie Mudd, president of Peacock Alley

Netflix initially declined to remove the footage when the controversy broke back in January, despite outcry from Canadian politicians who said its use was insensitive.

The same footage was also used in Netflix’s show Travelers, but the Canadian production company behind that show already removed and replaced the video, apologizing “to anyone who was offended, especially the victims and their families.”

According to Netflix, Bird Box broke records as the streaming service’s most-watched original film, with 45 million accounts watching at least part of the film in its first seven days.

Representatives for Netflix have not yet replied to EW’s request for comment.

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