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In response to requests by leprosy advocacy groups, Aardman Animations, the studio behind upcoming film The Pirates!, is removing a scene which shows a character losing an arm on a “leper boat.”

“After reviewing the matter, we decided to change the scene out of respect and sensitivity for those who suffer from leprosy,” an Aardman spokesperson told Deadline. “The last thing anyone intended was to offend anyone and it is clear to us that the right way to proceed is to honour the efforts made by organisations like LEPRA and the World Health Organisation to educate the public about this disease.”

Kudos to Aardman for their sensitivity and quick response.

via The Guardian

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