A Movie Theater Won’t Fast-Forward Gay Kissing In ‘Lightyear’

The notice outside the 89er theater in Kingfisher warns parents about a scene in which two female characters share a brief kiss, CNN affiliate KTUL,

“The management of this theater after booking ‘Lightyear’ found that there is a gay kissing scene within the first 30 minutes of the Pixar film,” the sign read. “We’ll do everything we can to move through that scene as fast as possible, but it may not be accurate.”

One of the theater’s owners, Barry Reed, told CNN that the sign had been removed and that the scene was not censored in any of the shows.

“It was an internal mistake and it has been corrected,” he said. “it will not happen again.”

“Lightyear”, a spinoff of the beloved “Toy Story” franchise, tells the origin story of the legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear, who inspired the toys in the original films. It is notable for Disney that the film featured gay kissing. explicitly shy away from depicting LGBTQ+ characters, In fact, Kiss was met with pushback inside the studio and was initially cut from the film, according to Hollywood Reporter, It was reinstated as the company came under fire for lukewarm response The so-called Florida. for “Don’t Say Gay” Bill — which bans certain instructions about sexual orientation and gender identity in the classroom and prompted similar bills in other states.
Several countries, including Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates Banned “Lightear” From theaters on the inclusion of same-sex kissing. CNN has reached out to Disney for comment.
GLAAD, an organization that advocates for subtle LGBTQ+ representation in the media, have called Attempting to censor the scene is unacceptable.
Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, said in a statement, “Lightyear is a great addition to the recent advances seen in children and family movies, TV series and books that represent all families, including families with LGBTQ parents. does.” Statement, “Alisha is an inspiring and heroic character who is a good friend to Buzz, a brave Space Ranger, a loving wife and a great mother and grandmother. Kids with two moms will see a family like her in this movie. We’re delighted to see Disney recognize their LGBTQ status.” To see you stand firmly behind storytelling.”