June 30, 2022

All the way through a phase on his podcast The Verdict, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz lamented “woke Disney” for what he says is its promotion homosexual characters, particularly the “lesbian toys” featured within the new Buzz Lightyear film.

“Now, by no means thoughts that the remaining time I checked, maximum toys are kinda androgynous — they are typically with out genitalia … ” Cruz instructed his co-host, conservative commentator Michael Knowles, including that the film has “now been banned in 14 nations,” together with in all probability China.

“I gotta say, it is a wild twist when Hollywood has been keen to grovel to China and let China censor its motion pictures, to embody anti-Americanism, to keep away from any grievance of China as a result of they wish to get get admission to to the Chinese language film marketplace, however relating to their tradition time table, it appears now they have all at once came upon, ‘Alright, surrender the cash as a result of lesbian toys are extra essential.”

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Greater than a dozen Muslim-majority nations have refused to turn “Lightyear” — a sci-fi spin-off from the Pixar vintage “Toy Tale”, set for world liberate on Friday — against the wedding between two feminine facet characters.

“We were warned this may be a most likely consequence,” manufacturer Galyn Susman instructed AFP in a Zoom interview.

“We were not going to modify the film we needed to make simply on account of a couple of nations with — for an absence of a higher time period — backward ideals,” she stated.

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Even supposing many studies have occupied with a intended “lesbian kiss” within the movie, the scene in query is in truth extra of a temporary peck between two long-married characters who’ve a kid.

Director Angus MacLane stated no efforts have been made to change the movie to thrill censors.

“We made our film and they did not wish to watch it, so tremendous,” he instructed AFP.

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With further reporting through AFP