A motion picture theater in Alabama, US has chosen to not screen Emma Watson-starrer Beauty and the Beast since it has a gay character.
Stunning. It is the 21st century for sure?
The up and coming Disney film Beauty and the Beast, a change of the notable 1991 Disney film of a similar name, happens to have a gay character.
The character Le Fou played by performing artist Josh Gad is a boneheaded sidekick to the fundamental lowlife Gaston. In the forthcoming rendition of Beauty and the Beast, Le Fou is appeared as being gay. This makes it the primary gay person character in a Disney film.
This has not run down well with one American film theater (starting at now) and it has chosen to not screen Beauty and the Beast.
The Henagar Drive-In Theare in Alabama reported on its now-difficult to reach Facebook page that it would not screen Beauty and the Beast since it has a gay character.
(Tender update: Following the United States Supreme Court’s judgment on the Obergefell v. Hodges case, same-sex marriage is legitimate over every one of the fourteen conditions of the United States of America)
The post by the Henagar Drive-In Theare stated, “We won’t demonstrate Beauty and the Beast at the Henagar Drive-In when it turns out (…) When organizations constantly compel their perspectives on us we have to stand firm. We as a whole settle on decisions and I am making mine.”
“On the off chance that we can not take our 11-year-old granddaughter and 8-year-old grandson to see a motion picture we should not be watching it. In the event that I can’t sit through a film with God or Jesus sitting by me then we should not be demonstrating it,” the post went ahead to include.
Here goes the full-content post by the Henagar Drive-In Theare took after by a screenshot.
“As of December sixteenth the Henagar Drive-In is under new proprietorship. Motion pictures booked before that date and four weeks after this date were not planned by the new proprietors. That being saidâ€¦It is with incredible distress that I need to tell our clients that we won’t indicate Beauty and the Beast at the Henagar Drive-In when it turns out. At the point when organizations ceaselessly compel their perspectives on us we have to stand firm. We as a whole settle on decisions and I am making mine. For those that don’t know Beauty and the Beast is “debuting” their first gay person character. The maker additionally says toward the finish of the motion picture ‘there will be an astonishment for same-sex couples.’ If we can not take our 11-year-old granddaughter and 8-year-old grandson to see a motion picture we should not be watching it. On the off chance that I can’t sit through a film with God or Jesus sitting by me then we should not be demonstrating it. I know there will be some that don’t concur with this choice. That is fine. We are most importantly Christians. We won’t trade off on what the Bible educates. We will keep on showing family arranged movies so you can don’t hesitate to come watch wholesome films without agonizing over sex, nakedness, homosexuality and foul dialect. Much thanks to you for your support!”
In the interim, movie producer Karan Johar, considered a LGBT-symbol in India, turned into a father to twins as of late by means of surrogacy.
America, attempt and make up for lost time, might be?
Magnificence and the Beast featuring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans discharges in American theaters on March 17. The Indian discharge date has not been declared yet.