Netflix is criticized over its use of footage from a real tragedy to portray false events in its breakout hit movie "Bird Box."
The company told the BBC that it has no plans to update the movie and remove the controversial footage after it was discovered that a scene early in the film that would showcase the growing apocalypse was actually a clip from Canada's Lac. -Megantic tragedy, which saw more than 40 people killed in 201
The expiration reports that in addition to the loss of life, dozens of homes and businesses were destroyed in the accident.
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Mayor of Lac-Megantic, Julie Morin, criticized the company for its use of the footage and even told local journalists, "I don't know if this happens all over time, "she said, a local outlet," but we are looking for assurances from Netflix … they need to remove them. You can be sure we will follow up on this and our citizens are on our side. " The BBC notes that Sandra Bullock-led "Bird Box" is not the only content on the streaming service to use the Lac-Megantic tragedy as general stock footage. The Canadian-American science fiction drama "Traveler" portrayed the incident in a season 3 episode to portray a nuclear attack in London.
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Its production company, Peacock Alley Entertainment, explained that the footage was acquired from a stock footage seller called Pond5 and that it was not aware of the specific source. It issued the excuse for the affected.
Pond 5 issued a similar statement to the expiry both apologizing and said it would contact other vendors who bought the footage to alert them to its context.
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