While Singaporeans are eagerly anticipate the release of Beauty and the Beast, across the border, it’s another story.
The Star reported that The Walt Disney Co. (Malaysia) issued a press release to announce that the film, which was slated to hit the silver screen on Thursday, has been postponed “indefinitely”.
This came after a censorship that stemmed from the inclusion of a gay character in the movie. Earlier today, reports say that the film will be screened on the initial release date, but the “gay scenes” will be censored and cut out. Disney, however, have decided to postpone the movie.
Some Malaysians have took it to Twitter to voice their discontentment, while others joked that they should fly to Singapore to catch the movie.
Malaysia is 'reviewing' the release of #BeautyAndTheBeast
We're like a f*cked up poor provincial town.
— Alwyn Lau (@alwyn_lau) March 13, 2017
#BeautyAndTheBeast Tak jadi Tayang kat Malaysia 🇲🇾..Orang Selatan boleh tengok kat Singapore 🇸🇬..Orang Utara boleh tengok kat Danok 🇹🇭 😜
— Mr Danny Faz★ (@DannyFaz2) March 13, 2017
Malaysia is turning into a joke. F! #BeautyAndTheBeast
— 𝓐𝓷𝓷𝓲𝓮 𝓑𝓪𝓷𝓪𝓷𝓷𝓲𝓮 (@ilovenurulain) March 13, 2017
I mcm confuse why diaorg nak banned #BeautyAndTheBeast? Yes i know ada scene gay but didnt malaysia also produced a movie/drama like tht too
— jiminie ✨ (@Hottiejimin_) March 13, 2017
Beauty and the Beast will hit the cinemas in Singapore on March 16, 2017.
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