Cinema removes sign warning parents about same-sex kissing in ‘Lightyear’ amid backlash

After public backlash, an Oklahoma movie theater reversed course this week over a controversial decision.

The 89’er Theater in Kingfisher, Oklahoma put up a sign last week celebrating the premiere of Pixar’s latest film. light year.

Chris Evans as Lightyear
Photo credit: Pixar Animation Studios

light year tells the story of Buzz Lightyear (Chris Evans), the astronaut who inspired Andy’s favorite toy, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen). toy story (1995).

The film garnered public attention after a same-sex kiss was removed and added back to the film amid a standoff between The Walt Disney Company and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his “Don’t Say Gay” law.

A warning sign for same sex kissing in Lightyear.
Credit: KOCO News 5 ABC

The sign of the cinema reads:

WARNING

Attention Parents: After booking Lightyear, the management of this theater discovered that there was a same-sex kissing scene within the first 30 minutes of the Pixar film.

We’ll do everything we can to fast forward through this scene, but it may not be accurate.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this late discovery of this scene.

The owner told ABC KOCO News 5 that the theater removed the sign and never fast-forwarded through the same-sex kiss light year.

Pixar's Lightyear
Photo Credit: Pixar Animation/Disney

Chris Evans, light years star, expressed frustration that the kiss between two women was controversial, saying it should be “the norm.”

Evans later called homophobic critics light year “idiots” who will “die off like dinosaurs.”

Also Read: Tim Allen Slams Disney’s Pro-LGBTQIA+ Stance Ahead of ‘Lightyear’ Premiere

Cinemas in 14 countries in the Middle East and East Asia have refused to show the film because Disney has denied requests to censor the same-sex kiss.

More on this light year

Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear (left) and Uzo Aduba as Hawthorne (right)
Photo Credit: Pixar Animation/Disney

light year Premiered in theaters on June 17 to mixed reviews and an opening weekend gross of $51 million at the box office. From Disney:

From Disney and Pixar comes an animated sci-fi action-adventure – the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the toy. “Lightyear” follows the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo and Darby and his robotic companion Sox. As this ragtag crew embarks on their toughest mission yet, they must learn to work as a team to escape from the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army, who are never far behind.

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