Because it depicts a same-sex pair kissing briefly, the film Lightyear, starring Chris Evans, has been banned in 14 countries.
The couple’s relationship, according to rumours, breaches the UAE’s media content restrictions, hence the Pixar film will not be released there.
In a previous interview with Variety, Evans was asked about the scenario that had been panned.
When it comes to representation and diversity, Chris continued, “I mean, that’s wonderful.” As amazing as it is, it’s excellent, lovely, and makes me happy — and you know, I’ve been asked the question a few times.
It’s hard not to feel upset that this has even been brought up for consideration. This is the type of “news” we’re discussing. The goal is to reach a point where it is accepted as the norm, where it is no longer considered new territory but rather the way things are.
The information comes from a variety of sources.
The same-sex kiss in Lightyear was originally cut from the film by Disney, but after public protest, it was reinstated.
Buzz Lightyear, a famous space ranger, is voiced by Chris Evans in the film, which is a prequel to Pixar’s famed Toy Story trilogy.
In the film’s much-discussed kiss scene, Buzz’s close friend, a female space ranger who marries another lady, appears. In a scene illustrating the couple’s relationship milestones, a short kiss emerges.
Lightyear’s voice performers include Keke Palmer, Izzy Hawthorne, Peter Sohn, and Taika Waititi.