Lightyear film controversy and cancelled – all because of a kiss

Pixar’s Lightyear and the gay kissing scene that led to it being banned

Lightyear and a LGBTQ+ kiss

What is happening?

Pixar’s Lightyear and the gay kissing scene that led to it being banned

Pixar’s Lightyear and the gay kissing scene that led to it being banned

Pixar’s Lightyear has been generally panned by critics and moviegoers and its box office weekend saw it pull in less than expected. But the film is also making headlines for featuring a same sex couple – two women who in one scene briefly kiss.

What are the facts?

Perspective
  • Lightyear is a spin-off of the Toy Story film series, serving as an origin story for the character Buzz Lightyear. 
  • The film had a $200m budget and on opening weekend bought in $85.6m – the film has so far underperformed at box office. 
  • The film was not released in various, mostly Muslim-majority, countries, which include Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the United Arab Emirates, due to a scene featuring a same-sex kiss between two charachers. 
  • The scene was initially cut from the film in mid-March 2022, but following Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s opposition to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill and the internal polarizing uproar it caused within Disney, the scene was reinstated.

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Pixar’s Lightyear just got cancelled by the anti-cancel culture right

Pixar’s Lightyear just got cancelled by the anti-cancel culture right

The Independent says Cancel culture? Boo! It’s an attack on our freedoms by the terminally woke! There are limits, and sometimes we liberals go too far. We deserve a kicking. We deserve a Ted Cruz-approved cancellation.

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