A drive-in theater in rural Alabama also has said it will not screen the film because of the LeFou sequence.
It’s hard not to agree with McGregor’s stance.
In a recent statement, Disney has made a decision to postpone the screening of their new Beauty and the Beast rendition. There are reports the film is “postponed indefinitely”.
Disney officials have yet to respond to a request for comment, the Associated Press said. The board will give “Beauty The Beast” a P13 rating if the scene is removed.
“He’s a gay character”, McGregor said. Any scenes with any indication towards homosexuality are forbidden. The film is set for release on 17 March.
“What was most important to me was taking a character that is wonderful and so iconic, but is defined by cartoon conceits in the [original] movie. and expanding on that, giving him dimension, making him human”, Gad said. However, the Disney film was roped into a controversy over the revelation of a certain “gay moment” in the movie.
The live-action version due to hit theatres worldwide this week stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast.
The studio, however, clarified that it is only pulling out “Beauty The Beast” in theaters in Malaysia temporarily.
It’s unclear if Disney will forgo a Malaysia release entirely.
This has reportedly led to Russian Federation imposing age restrictions on the movie, with only moviegoers aged 16 and above allowed to watch the film in cinemas. In the end, Russian Federation decided not to ban it but has restricted Beauty and the Beast to anyone under the age of 16.
The British actor, who plays Cogsworth in the live-action Disney film, mentioned the controversy at the New York City premiere. It turns out he dances with a guy in a dress in one of the scenes. The movie is rated PG in America.
Malaysian Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz warned that the move to block the screening of the movie in the country will only result in Malaysians downloading it illegally online.
The Walt Disney Co.is the parent company of ABC News. Gay people exist, just like they have existed for thousands of years. Josh Gad plays LeFou in “Beauty and the Beast”.