Nathan Deal

'Beauty and the Beast' won't be shown in Malaysia after Disney refuses to cut gay scene

'Beauty and the Beast' won't be shown in Malaysia after Disney refuses to cut gay scene

Walt Disney Co.’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” will not be shown in Malaysia after the Burbank-based entertainment giant declined to remove a brief gay-themed scene from the film.

Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board had asked Disney to trim a ballroom dancing scene involving the villain Gaston and his manservant, LeFou.

The movie’s director, Bill Condon, has described the seconds-long scene involving the two characters as including a “gay moment.” Condon has said that the LeFou character, who has an apparent crush on Gaston, is “confused about his sexuality."

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