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.

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. “Buzz is back on a mission – but it’s a disappointingly pedestrian one that lacks the wit and wonder of previous Pixar animations” – is the Guardian’s take film. But the film is also making headlines for featuring a same-sex couple – two women who in one scene briefly kiss. The kissing scene has led to countries banning the film and stirred a whole load of comments from headlines reminding us of the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community to other publications proclaiming Disney has a ‘gay agenda’. 

In this week’s expose – we look at four of the headlines and how the film and its LGBTQ+ inclusion are being reported on. 

Praise for Lightyear’s LGBTQ+ inclusion for ‘depicting love the way it exists in the world’

As UAE bans ‘Lightyear,’ Disney’s LGBTQ+ agenda irks watchdogs in Middle East and West alike

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

Hollywood has yet to give LGBT people their happy ending after Lightyear same-sex kiss debacle

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