Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Disney Pulls 'Beauty' from Malaysia after Scene Cut

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Disney Pulls 'Beauty' from Malaysia after Scene Cut

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Disney pulls 'Beauty' from Malaysia after scene cut

Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new movie "Beauty and the Beast" in mainly Muslim Malaysia, even though film censors said Tuesday it had been approved with a minor cut involving a "gay moment."

The studio said Tuesday that the movie has not and will not be edited for release in Malaysia.

Screenings of the live-action retelling of the animated classic were scheduled to begin on Thursday.

Film Censorship Board chairman Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid said he did not know why the movie was postponed as it was approved by the board after a minor gay scene was axed.

The movie's characters include manservant LeFou, who plays the sidekick to the story's villain Gaston, and, according to director Bill Condon, "is confused about his sexuality. …

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