Netflix Removes Real Tragedy Footage From ‘Bird Box’ 2 Months After Public Outcry

After two months of public outcry, Netflix on Thursday agreed to remove and replace a scene from its film “Bird Box” that included footage from a real-life 2013 rail disaster that killed 47 people in Quebec, Canada.

“Netflix and the filmmakers of ‘Bird Box’ have decided to replace the clip. We’re sorry for any pain caused to the Lac-Megantic community,” Netflix said in a statement to TheWrap. adding that it would remove the footage in question. The company did not provide a reason for its decision.

Quebec’s minister of culture and communications Nathalie Roy praised Netflix’s decision in a tweet on Thursday.

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“The move was expected by respect for the victims of this horrible tragedy, their families and the entire community of Lac-Mégantic,” Roy said. “This result shows that by
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