Homophobic cinema’s incredibly stupid plan to censor ‘Lightyear’ is foiled by internet/queerty

An Oklahoma movie theater that warned parents against same-sex kissing (gasp!) in the Disney/Pixar film light year and promised to fast-forward through the brief moment, has decided to screen the film in full after the plan was mocked online.

A sign on the front door of the 89er Theater in Kingfisher, Oklahoma read: “Warning. Attention Parents: The management of this theater found out after booking ‘Lightyear’ 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,” it promised, adding, “but it might not be exact.”

Some residents, like Patricia Kasbek, initially thought the sign was a joke, which unfortunately it wasn’t.

Realizing it was a real warning, Kasbek called the theater to complain. “I told them that if they’ve never done it on a kiss of the opposite sex, it’s totally offensive to them to censor a same-sex kiss,” she told NBC.

See also: Chris Evans’ biceps at ‘Lightyear’ premiere have Twitter thirsting to infinity and beyond

Others took to social media to share the clip in question, highlighting the absurdity of the backlash:

Actor Chris Evans, who voices Buzz Lightyear, told Reuters Television earlier this month that those who object to the kiss are “idiots”. We couldn’t agree more.

He added: “There will always be people who are scared and unaware and trying to hold onto what was before. But these people are dying like dinosaurs.”

Apparently they’re also trying to fast-forward theatrical releases.

Uzo Aduba, who voices one of the characters with the totally undisputed lip lock, told USA Today: “This film treats love and these stories as they should, that they are not the whole of one person. It’s addressed with the same simplicity that we address any kind of love, and I think that’s the way it should be.”

Disney originally cut the scene from the final cut, but decided to include it after staff protests. The company also refused to cut it from international releases, resulting in the film being banned in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, among others.

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