Authorities across much of the Muslim world have barred Disney's latest animated film Lightyear from being played at cinemas after the inclusion of a brief kiss between a lesbian couple.
Lightyear includes a female character voiced by actress Uzo Aduba briefly kissing her female partner in one scene in the Pixar film. Studios have allowed censors to cut films in global distribution for content in the past, but this time Disney refused to cut the scene that shows two women sharing a kiss.
Nations that refused to allow the film to be shown include Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the Palestinian territory. The United Arab Emirates, home to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, earlier this week announced it would not allow the film to screen.
Last year, Marvel’s film, Eternals, had been pulled from Muslim Gulf region markets, like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, after sources claimed the studio refused to remove a same-sex kiss.
But, it is not only in the Muslim world, there is homophoby inside the U.S too. Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz lamented "woke Disney" for what he says is its promotion gay characters, namely the "lesbian toys" featured in the new Buzz Lightyear movie.
Disney came out against Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’s so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, whose official title is the Parental Rights in Education Bill, last month after being pressured by woke in-house diversity factions.
A kiss can change the world, let's face it!!!
Eternals gay kiss was banned too