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Chris Evans Addresses Same-Sex Kiss Backlash In Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’

Same-Sex Kiss In Lightyear Movie: Chris Evans has addressed the controversy surrounding the moment in Pixar's Lightyear movie. 
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Chris Evans has addressed the controversy surrounding the same-sex kiss scene in Pixar’s Lightyear movie. 

The actor told Variety that he thinks it’s ‘nice’ and ‘wonderful’ that Disney decided to reinstate the movie moment following a backlash.

He told the publication: “It’s tough to not be a little frustrated that it even has to be a topic of discussion. That it is this kind of ‘news’.

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“The goal is that we can get to a point where it is the norm, and that this doesn’t have to be some uncharted waters, that eventually this is just the way it is. That representation across the board is how we make films.”

He added: “Look, it’s an honour to be a part of something that is taking those steps, but the goal is to look back on this time and just be shocked that it took us this long to get there.”

This week, it was reported that Lightyear will be banned in cinemas in Saudi Arabia, along with 13 other middle eastern and Asian countries.

So far, it hasn’t been confirmed whether it will be permitted in China, where homosexuality is usually censored.

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In a chat with Reuters, the film’s producer, Galyn Susman, said the scene won’t be ‘cut’.

She reportedly said: “We’re not going to cut out anything, especially something as important as the loving and inspirational relationship that shows Buzz what he’s missing by the choices that he’s making, so that’s not getting cut.”

This isn’t the only movie that Disney has refused to make edits to when it comes to LGBTQ references.

Previously, it refused to cut any scenes from Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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