Netflix removes footage of a fierce fire catastrophe from the successful post-apocalyptic survival film Bird Box a few months after the streaming giant was criticized for exploiting a tragedy.
It came from an accident in 2013 in the town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec, when a train of crude oil came off the tracks and exploded into a massive fireball killing 47 people.
Netflix licensed the footage from Stock 5 and used it in "Bird Box" in an early television news montage. Sandra Bullock's thriller is a monstrous creature that forces everyone to kill themselves quickly.
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Pond 5 in January The footage was "taken out of context" and apologized. But Netflix said at the time that it was not planned to cut the clip, even though it was said that it was looking for ways to do things differently.
Nexflix changed his mind and said Friday he'll replace the footage with an ejection from one of the former TV series in the US. The company said it was "excusing the pain inflicted on the Lac-Megantic community."
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. Megantic, Julie Morin, had criticized the use of the material and described it as "lack of respect." She and Quebec's Culture and Communications Minister Nathalie Roy praised Netflix's latest move. "This result shows that by uniting and pooling our efforts, anything is possible," Roy tweeted.