Beauty And The Beast Release Postponed In Malaysia:
The Emma Watson-Dan Stevens starrer movie was due to release on thursday in Malaysia’s theatre. But was held for a “review” of its content, said Disney. The Malaysian Censorship Board (LPF) said on Tuesday that it had approved the screening of the film but excluding a clip regarding “a minor edit concerning a gay moment in the film”.
Malaysia a muslim majority country, where homosexual activity is strictly illegal, although its tourism minister has said banning the film is “ridiculous”. New release date soon to announced. It granted a “P13 parental guidance classification”. “We have approved the film so there is no more issue. Once a film receives approval, it means it can screened,” LPF Chairman Datuk Abdul Hamid said. “However, the date of screening and where the screening takes place is not under LPF jurisdiction. We only look at the content and give a decision on whether the movie gets approve or not.”
Emma Watson acts as a young Belle who falls in love with the Beast. LeFou, a gay character, main antagonist Gaston is a side-by assistant to the film’s story. The Beauty and the Beast the is recently most popular Hollywood of the spring. According to analysts, it could bring in crop up $100 million in North America on its opening weekend.
Fans of the movie in malaysia hurted and showing disapproval “They (the censors) are too sensitive. They should open-minded, because it’s just a movie, just a story. Nothing else matters,” Jasrana Jasmih, an executive who works in Kuala Lumpur, told Reuters. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the release of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has postponed until further notice,” TGV Cinemas said on its website, adding that it would refund customers who had bought tickets in advance. Golden Screen Cinemas also had a similar notice on its website.
The cinema theatre in malaysia are refunding customers money who have purchased tickets of Beauty and the Beast in advance.