Twitter Users Expose 'Incredibles 2' for Scenes That Could Harm Those With Epilepsy
The movie's villain uses a weapon that creates strobing lights with the intention of disorienting people, Twitter user Veronica Lewis explained.
Incredibles 2 may be breaking records for the biggest animated film opening in box office history according to CNN Money, but those who went to see the Disney Pixar film are turning to Twitter to warn others of the health concerns the movie raises for individuals with photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities.
Lewis, who received over 14K likes and 10K comments on her tweet doesn’t believe the movie should be criticized or changed, but she thinks—along with many others who saw the film—that there should be an official health warning issued to patrons by both Disney and the individual movie theaters hosting screenings. In her experience, the villain’s weapon emits bright white lights that flash and strobe consistently throughout the film.
Never underestimate the power of Twitter. As it turns out, Disney caught wind of the public's concerns and has notified all theaters showing the film to warn consumers of scenes that could be harmful to viewers with epilepsy, according to Variety.com.
Since Lewis’s viral tweet, many individuals have responded with photographic proof of their efforts. Pictured are theater notices posted upon entry of the screening rooms stating, “INCREDIBLES 2 contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities.”
Thanks to those who used their public platform to speak out and inform others of the health concern Incredibles 2 presents, we can only hope no one will be negatively impacted by the screenings.