Netflix Removes Controversial Bird Box Footage of Real-Life Train Disaster After Backlash

Netflix is reversing its decision and removing footage from a real-life train disaster that was featured in its hit film Bird Box.

The Sandra Bullock-starrer used real-life footage of the 2013 Lac-Mégantic, Quebec train derailment that killed 47 people for a sequence depicting the world descending into chaos. Though Netflix confirmed the use of the footage, according to the BBC, the company initially said it would not be removing it.

After weeks of backlash, Netflix has agreed to cut the footage.

“We’re sorry for any pain caused to the Lac-Mégantic community,” a statement from Netflix read, without giving a reason for changing its decision,
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