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Pixar’s Lightyear banned in 14 countries for same-sex kissing

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The upcoming movie from Disney Pixar light year was reportedly banned in 14 countries for recording a same-sex kissing scene.

On Monday, the animated film was banned by the United Arab Emirates “due to its violation of the country’s media standards”. light year should be released on Thursday (June 16).

The UAE, like other nations in the wider Middle East, is a Muslim-run country that criminalizes same-sex relationships.

Disney was reportedly unable to secure the release of light year in 14 countries in the Middle East and Asia, including Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Egypt, Indonesia and Malaysia,

The film is unlikely to be released in China as well South China tomorrow post.

A producer for light year She reportedly told the publication she didn’t expect the film to open in China after Disney refused to make the cuts requested by authorities.

The film, in which Chris Evans voices the character of Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story films, reportedly features a brief kiss between Hawthorne, the character voiced by actress Uzo Aduba, and the woman she is in a relationship with.

At the film’s London premiere on Monday, Evans reportedly said these objections to the same-sex kiss were “frustrating”.

“It’s great that we’re a part of something that’s making strides in social inclusion, but it’s frustrating that there are still places that aren’t where they should be,” the actor added.

Meanwhile, at the event, producer Galyn Susman said Disney won’t cut anything from the film, “especially something as important as the loving and inspiring relationship that Buzz shows what he’s missing out on through the choices he’s making.”

LatestPageNews has reached out to Disney officials for comment.

Pixar had previously reinstated the same-sex kiss light year in March after employees released an open letter criticizing Disney’s response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. While the nature of the characters’ relationship had not been questioned by the production, their kiss had reportedly been cut.

The £162million light year is expected to be a huge draw for Disney as analysts estimate it could gross in excess of £82million in its first weekend.

Disney/Marvel’s release earlier this year Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was denied release in Saudi Arabia and other countries due to LGBT+ content.

Additional reporting by agencies

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