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17 Mar 2017

Beauty and the Beast causes controversy in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore

“Gay moment” in remake of Disney classic opposed by conservative groups in Asia.

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Conservative groups in Asia—including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore—have drawn ire from human rights activists for their call to boycott the Disney film over the inclusion of a gay character.

In the film, the character LeFou—sidekick to the main villain Gaston—expresses affection for his macho boss and also dances with a man at a ball. Director Bill Condon said in an interview earlier this month that the “nice, exclusively gay moment” was a first for a Disney film.

 

In Malaysia, Disney rebuffed officials’ demands for the censorship of 4.5 minutes of footage deemed to depict homosexuality, putting the film’s release in the country in jeopardy.

In neighbouring Singapore, the national council of churches said in a statement that some Christian leaders were “deeply concerned about the LGBTQ representation in this new Disney movie”.

Singapore’s censors gave the film a PG rating, meaning it is deemed suitable for all ages, with the caveat that parents are advised to accompany their children.

In Hong Kong, an anti-gay group on Wednesday submitted a petition to the city’s film classification authority opposing its decision to classify Beauty and the Beast as suitable for all ages.

Reader's Comments

1. 2017-03-19 22:46  
in recruitment process, women be chosen because ability to seduce men.
Even, in some social life, men become disability to punch women.
This psychology effect should be lesson for Gays
Comment edited on 2017-03-19 22:47:40
2. 2017-03-20 20:09  
See, Law and Legislation represent gay Character because it has neutral gender

But heterosexual had stolen/ made robbery of Law and due to Law/Legislation education given to heterosexual, then Heterosexual made additional laws to attack against gay.

Law/Legislation had been sold to heterosexual without consciousness of Future.

Law/Legislation is Gay Legacy and should be given back to Gays as major domain.

Now, Heterosexual become stubborn and had no thankful and even no gratitude to Gay.
Comment #3 was deleted by its author on 2017-03-20 20:33
4. 2017-03-20 20:09  
See, Law and Legislation represent gay Character because it has neutral gender

But heterosexual had stolen/ made robbery of Law and due to Law/Legislation education given to heterosexual, then Heterosexual made additional laws to attack against gay.

Law/Legislation had been sold to heterosexual without consciousness of Future.

Law/Legislation is Gay Legacy and should be given back to Gays as major domain.

Now, Heterosexual become stubborn and had no thankful and even no gratitude to Gay.
Comment #5 was deleted by its author on 2017-03-20 20:33
Comment #6 was deleted by its author on 2017-03-20 20:32
Comment #7 was deleted by its author on 2017-03-20 20:32
Comment #8 was deleted by its author on 2017-03-20 20:30
Comment #9 was deleted by its author on 2017-03-20 23:54
Comment #10 was deleted by its author on 2017-03-20 23:54
11. 2017-03-20 23:56  
Breaking very big Secret:

The principle of thick Holly books contain thousand verses just less than 10 words and that having very big Hidden crime Agenda.

Others words/ verses just Bla bla bla

Do you give tolerance for Hidden Crime Agenda?
and you do not give tolerance for Gays?
12. 2017-03-20 23:57  
Breaking very big Secret:

The principle of thick Holly books contain thousand verses just less than 10 words and that having very big Hidden crime Agenda.

Others words/ verses just Bla bla bla

Do you give tolerance for Hidden Crime Agenda?
and you do not give tolerance for Gays?
13. 2017-03-20 23:57  
Breaking very big Secret:

The principle of thick Holly books contain thousand verses just less than 10 words and that having very big Hidden crime Agenda.

Others words/ verses just Bla bla bla

Do you give tolerance for Hidden Crime Agenda?
and you do not give tolerance for Gays?
14. 2017-03-21 19:28  
Do conservative Christians on the right really believe that a Disney character will make their child gay? Children who watch violent Television programs will also become violent killers if they follow that logic!!!

15. 2017-03-22 15:59  
Looks like gay activists looking for controversy to highlight yet again. And they wonder why the likes of Disney have tended to steer clear in the past.

Let people decide given the facts without any hidden agenda.

16. 2017-03-26 10:57
My goodness ... the churches, in fact all regligions, do have a lot to answer for in terms of creating havoc on this Earth. Why don't they simply get out of the way and let 'God' (whoever he is) do his work, that of being understanding and forgiving, of loving each of us regardless ... and most importantly making peace amongst us all.

Surely that would be MUCH BETTER than each faction of mankind bending the 'rules', or 'the word' so that it fits THEIR agenda !!!

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