Disney’s newest Pixar movie has been banned in Saudi Arabia over a same sex kiss.
The Daily Wire reports:
“Lightyear” was banned “due to its violation of the country’s media content standards,” the country’s media regulator said in a tweet, not specifying which standard had been violated. Industry insiders speculate it’s because of the kiss between two female characters.
American audiences aren’t entirely thrilled with the inclusion either. “Lightyear” is a “Toy Story” prequel spinoff that tells the origin story of the popular robot character Buzz Lightyear. It’s being explicitly marketed to young children, which is why the kiss was removed in the first place, and some parental backlash is guaranteed.
“What a coincidence, it’s banned at my house too #Disney #grooming #groomers” one person tweeted in response to the news.
It’s not the first time a movie was banned in the Middle East for homosexual content. THR notes that in April, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was denied a theatrical release due to its inclusion of a gay character.