Netflix says Lac-Mégantic footage will be removed from Bird Box movie

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Netflix says Lac-Mégantic footage will be removed from Bird Box movie

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After initially refusing, Netflix has agreed to remove images of the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster will be removed from the film Bird Box.

A spokesperson said in an email to The Canadian Press that the streaming company is sorry for any pain it caused to the residents of Lac-Mégantic, Que.

People in the town and across the province were shocked after learning in January that footage from the derailment and explosion that killed 47 people was used in the psychological thriller starring Sandra Bullock.

Demands that the brief scene be removed came from politicians at all levels, including Lac-Mégantic Mayor Julie Morin.

Quebec Culture Minister Nathalie Roy wrote to the company in January calling for it to remove the footage of the burning town.

The company apologized and promised to do better, but until now had refused to edit the film to remove the images.

This story originally appeared on CBC

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