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Parents left outraged after teacher accidentally shows 'Winnie the Pooh' slasher movie to kids

Parents left outraged after teacher accidentally shows 'Winnie the Pooh' slasher movie to kids


Parents were left unimpressed with their children's teacher after the class was shown a horror movie.

The year five class at The Academy of Innovative Education in Miami Springs, Florida, were reportedly allowed to choose the film they wanted to watch - but their teacher didn't realise the nature of the one they picked.

The ordeal occurred last Monday (2 October) and saw the young group having to endure 30 minutes of the slasher movie Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey - a film that's rated 18 in the UK.

The film's synopsis reads: "The days of adventures and merriment have come to an end, as Christopher Robin, now a young man, has left Winnie-The-Pooh and Piglet to fend for themselves.

"As time passes, feeling angry and abandoned, the two become feral. After getting a taste for blood, Winnie-The-Pooh and Piglet set off to find a new source of food. It's not long before their bloody rampage begins."

It was released earlier this year and has received a measly three percent on Rotten Tomatoes and just 2.9/10 on IMDb.

Critics said the film 'lacked creativity', with one person going as far as saying you'd need to be 'blind drunk' to enjoy it.

The slasher movie is far from family-friendly.
Altitude Film

According to one disgruntled parent whose twins who saw the slasher movie during the class, the teacher didn't initially stop the film despite the children's calls to do so.

"He didn't stop the movie, even though there were kids saying, 'Hey, stop the movie, we don't want to want this'," mum Michelle Diaz told CBS News Miami.

In regards to the kids picking the film, she said that it's 'not for them to decide' and that the unnamed teacher should 'look at the content'.

The school's headteacher Ms. Vera Hirsh has since responded to the controversy and said that the issue as been 'promptly addressed'.

Michelle Diaz's twins were shown the horror film in class.
CBS News Miami

"The Academy for Innovative Education has become aware that a segment of a horror movie was shown to fourth graders, Monday, October 2, 2023, that was not suitable for the age group," she told the news outlet.

"Our administration promptly addressed this issue directly with the teacher and has taken appropriate action to ensure the safety and well-being of students.

"We are actively monitoring the students and our mental health counselor and principal have already met with those students who have expressed concerns."

Maybe Ewan McGregor's family-friendly 2018 movie Christopher Robin will be a better choice next time...

Featured Image Credit: CBS / Altitude Films

Topics: Parenting, News, TV And Film, Life