The Director of the much anticipated Beauty and the Beast 2017 remake of Disney’s animated classic (1991), Bill Condon said there is an exclusive gay moment in the movie which hasn’t gone down well with numerous fans and nations.
Russian MP, Vitaly Milonov encouraged the Russian Culture Minister to ban Beauty and the Beast from showing in all Russian Cinemas the moment they screen it and find homosexuality propaganda.
The movie is set to release in Russia on 16 March, 2017 and has the beautiful Emma Watson as the lead actress complemented by Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor and other great actors.
A drive-in movie theatre in rural North Eastern Alabama took a stand against the movie too because it had a gay character.
“We will not compromise on what the Bible teaches,” the Henagar Drive-In said in a Facebook post Thursday night, “You can feel free to come watch wholesome movies without worrying about sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language.”
Emma Watson plays Belle, the young girl who falls in love with a monstrous beast with a dark secret.
In Russia, homosexuality is a crime and a sin since 1993. Russia in the recent years has raised may human rights flags since many attacks on gay people have been reported.
Some famous Russians like actors and politicians are already publicly expressing that they will boycott the movie whose trailer hit more than 130 million views on the day it was aired.
In the movie, a character called LeFou battles with feelings for his male colleague, the handsome Gaston some of which seem lustful.
This is the first time Disney will include a gay scene in its live action scene and an interracial kiss.
Uganda and Father Lokodo are known for their strong homophobia, will Uganda follow suit or has the country over time softened its grip unlike Russia?
Looking forward to the premiere? Cinemas in Uganda will premiere the movie on 17th March, 2017, check out our plot compilation.
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