Netflix has no plans to cut 'Bird Box' scene despite outcry

Posted January 18, 2019

The explosion destroyed more than half the downtown area. "Just imagine, to have them used as fiction, as if they were invented".

Earlier this month it came to light that the live-action Western film adaption of Death Note on Netflix includes real footage of a train accident that occurred in Belgium in 2010, which killed 19 people and injured 310.

The offending footage has been used in another Netflix production, the newly-released Bird Box movie starring Sandra Bullock.

More news: Trudeau Voices 'Extreme Concern' over China Death Sentence for Canadian

Lac-Mégantic Mayor Julie Morin told CBC that the usage of these harrowing scenes showed a "lack of respect" to those affected: "It's hard enough for our citizens to see these images when they are used normally and respectfully on the news".

Clips from the company's collection of stock footage and other media are found in TV and documentary series produced by major news and entertainment companies including Disney, Netflix, the Discovery Channel and the BBC, according to its website.

It has not been an especially great week for Netflix or its polarising monster flick Bird Box, which has spawned one of the most idiotic so-called "challenges" to surface in this cursed timeline we're trapped in.

More news: Trump Pushes for Border Wall During Launch of New Missile Strategy

"We sincerely apologize and had no intention to dishonour the tragic events of 2013", Carrie Mudd, president of Peacock Alley Entertainment, said in a statement sent to The Washington Post via a Netflix representative. Multiple news agencies are reporting that Netflix confirmed the footage shown at the beginning of Bird Box is Lac-Megantic disaster footage but that it will not be removed. Mudd noted that the video clip in the episode was acquired from a stock footage vendor and the company wasn't "aware of its specific source".

Her request was declined, but she was assured that the streaming giant would work with its partners and ensure the footage wouldn't be used in future productions.

In a statement given to the BBC, Pond 5 said it deeply regretted the footage being "taken out of context and used in entertainment programming".

More news: UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed