Netflix has been criticized for the use of real-life tragedy to portray fake events in his movie "The Bird Box".
The company told the BBC that it had no plans to update the film and remove the controversial footage after it became clear that the scene at the beginning of the film, which is meant to show the growing apocalypse, is actually a clip from the Canadian Lac-Megantic tragedy, in which more than 40 people were killed in 201
The publication reports that, in addition to the loss of human life, dozens of homes and businesses have been destroyed in the accident.
Lac-Megantic Mayor Julie Morin criticized the company for the use of cadres and even told local reporters, "I do not know if this is happening," she said for a local exit, "but we are looking for assurances from Netflix, that. , they will remove them. You can be sure that we will take this and our citizens are on our side.
The BBC notes that Bird Box, led by Sandra Bullock, is not the only content in the streaming service to use the Lac-Megantic tragedy as a common material. The Canadian-American science fiction drama Travelers describes the incident in a Season 3 episode to portray a nuclear attack in London.
His production company, Peacock Alley Entertainment, explained that the cadres were acquired by a Pond5 provider, and that he did not know about the specific source.
Lake 5 issued a similar statement to the store, apologizing and saying he would contact other vendors who had purchased footage to familiarize them with its context. Netflix representatives did not respond immediately to Fox News's request for comment.