Disney, Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Sees Gay Kiss Restored Amid Queer Character Controversy: Report


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A first look at Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear” on Wednesday confirmed that a gay kiss has been reinstated following recent controversy.

The kiss happened within the first 30 minutes of the film, which was shown to an audience Wednesday at CinemaCon, according to USAToday.

The kiss was reportedly deleted and then reinstated after a backlash over Disney’s lack of response to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. The bill prohibits the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.

A first look at Disney Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ has confirmed that a gay kissing scene has been restored to the film following controversy over Disney’s lack of response to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. from Florida.

The moment happens between Alisha Hawthorne’s character (Uzo Aduba) and her partner in the animated film.

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The “Lightyear” character isn’t the first LGBTQ-oriented character in a Pixar film.

The most important character is a cyclops policeman named Specter featured in the animated movie “Onward”. At one point in the film, the character says, “It’s not easy being a new parent – my girlfriend’s daughter made me pull my hair out, okay?”

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The move comes after a letter from Pixar employees accused Disney executives of demanding pay cuts. "almost every moment of openly cheerful affection," according to a letter sent to the company by the employees.

The move comes after a letter from Pixar employees accused Disney executives of demanding cuts to “virtually all moments of openly gay affection,” according to a letter sent to the company by employees.
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The restoration of the same-sex kiss comes after Pixar employees accused Disney of censoring same-sex affection in Pixar movies.

Disney executives wanted to cut “nearly every moment of openly gay affection…regardless of when there are protests from Pixar’s creative teams and management,” according to an employee letter sent to Disney and obtained by Variety. .

“We at Pixar have personally witnessed great stories, full of diverse characters, returning from the corporate critics of Disney shattered to what they once were,” the letter read.

Chris Evans stars as Buzz Lightyear in the new film.

Chris Evans stars as Buzz Lightyear in the new movie.

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“Even if creating LGBTQIA+ content was the answer to correcting discriminatory legislation around the world, we are prohibited from creating it.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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