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Kuwait bans Disney’s movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The Kuwait National Cinema Company has decided to ban Disney’s hit movie Beauty and the Beast, citing its responsibilities despite it already having been screened.

The film was released in the conservative Muslim Gulf state on Thursday, but the privately owned company withdrew the film four days later to review its content.

“Beauty and the Beast” has come under fire in some Muslim countries for a “gay moment”, but Disney said it will be released in Muslim-majority Malaysia with no cuts.

Starring “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson, the movie has raised hackles worldwide among religious groups angered by its depiction of Le Fou, the sycophantic sidekick to antagonist Gaston, as a gay man—making him Disney’s first-ever openly gay character.

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