Saudi Arabia Kuwait And Bahrain Have Banned
The Film Toy Story 3 For Depicting a Same-Sex Kiss Scene
“Lightyear,” Walt Disney’s most recent animated picture is said
to have been denied a showing permit in various Middle Eastern
and Asian nations, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates
Kuwait, and Bahrain. According to The Hollywood Reporter,
the ban was imposed because of the film’s same-sex kissing sequence.
“Lightyear” is a Pixar animated film that is a prequel to the “Toy Story”
trilogy. Buzz Lightyear is voiced by Chris Evans, who also plays Captain America.
It is revealed that Buzz has a close friendship with Alisha Hawtorne
(voiced by Uzo Aduba), a female space ranger who has a same-sex
relationship with another female character in this film. Banned The Film Toy Story 3
The kiss sequence between the two was also shown, which appeared
to be one of the reasons why several countries boycotted the film.
The moment was supposed to be omitted from the movie at first.
Despite this, the concept was shelved following backlash from Pixar
employees accusing Disney of aggressively banning same-sex love and
Disney CEO Bob Chapek handles Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ statue.
Meanwhile, the UAE’s Office of Media Regulation said on June 13 that
“Lightyear,” published on June 16, would not be allowed to be viewed
by the public due to violations of the country’s media content guidelines.
Homosexuality is often considered a crime in many Middle Eastern nations.
Other nations, including Indonesia,
Malaysia, Egypt, and Lebanon are said to be prohibiting the screening of this film,
in addition to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. However, as of this
writing, these governments have not imposed a formal ban.
Saudi Arabia has also banned the broadcast of Doctor Strange In
The Multiverse of Madness, which included the lesbian character America Chavez,
in addition to Lightyear (Xochitl Gomez). And there’s a kissing sequence between
the same sex in Eternals, and there’s a transgender character named
Anybody in West Side Story (Iris Menas).
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