Beauty and the Beast will be enchanting audiences worldwide this weekend — except for Malaysia, which has decided to postpone the film's release to conduct an "internal review."
The live-action Disney remake was set to open on Thursday in the Southeast Asian country, but has been put on hold over controversy sparked by the story's portrayal of a gay character.
Earlier this month, it was reported that a theater banned screening the film because Josh Gad's LeFou had more than you're average guy crush on Gaston (Luke Evans), and had *GASP* an "exclusively gay moment" at the end of the film.
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Well, it looks like the homophobia isn't just exclusive to Alabama, as Malaysian theaters are very clear they do not want to spread "gay propaganda" to minors.
Local theater chain GSC Cinemas said it will refund customers who bought tickets in advance. A Disney spokesperson told Malaysian newspaper The Star:
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