More than 40 countries ban Disney’s “Lightyear”
“Lightyear” star Chris Evans says they will die off like dinosaurs
More than forty countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa have banned Disney upcoming animated film Lightyear scheduled for global release on Friday.
China the biggest movie market in the world requested cuts to the lesbian kiss scene in the upcoming movie because it promotes homosexuality. The same line towed by other conservative countries that claim that Disney is pushing a homosexual agenda. So far Disney has rejected the Chinese request and doubts are growing that the movie would not be shown in Chinese theatres.
The United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday that the film violated the country’s media content law for its depiction of homosexuality. Lightyear” is a prequel to Pixar’s successful “Toy Story” franchise. Chris Evans voices the lead character, Buzz Lightyear, a legendary space ranger.
In an interview with Reuters, Chris Evans called those who criticised the representation of diversity in the movie. “Idiots”.
“The real truth is those people are idiots.” Evans said.
“Every time there’s been social advancement as we wake up, the American story, the human story is one of constant social awakening and growth and that’s what makes us good.” He added. In the movie Buzz Lightyear’s close friend a black female space ranger marries another woman and a scene showed the couple kissing.
“There’s always going to be people who are afraid and unaware and trying to hold on to what was before. But those people die off like dinosaurs,” Evans said. “I think the goal is to pay them no mind, march forward and embrace the growth that makes us human.”
Disney has been accused of promoting homosexuality in children recently and the movie release during “Pride Month” sees Disney profiting off the gay lifestyle. Pride Month occurs mainly in the western world to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969, when New York police raids on gay and lesbian hangouts in Greenwich Village resulted in violence.
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