Disney refuses to cut gay character from Beauty and the Beast for Malaysia, pulls it from cinemas

Walt Disney has decided to pull Beauty and the Beast from Malaysian theatres rather than cut its so-called ‘gay moment’ to placate local censors.

“The film has not been and will not be cut for Malaysia,” a Disney rep told Bloomberg.

Malaysia’s largest cinema chain, Golden Screen Cinemas, was on Monday instructed by the studio to postpone showings of the new live-action film.

The film was initially recut by Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board, with board chairman Abdul Halim telling AP: “We have approved [the movie], but there is a minor cut involving a gay moment. It is only one short

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