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    LGBTQ Scenes Edited Out Of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ For Kuwait Release

    When a Hollywood movie moves for foreign release, they have to fit into the criteria described by that country’s regulators. And the latest superhero movies Disney’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ and Warner Bros’ ‘Black Adam’ are facing restrictions. In ‘Black Panther’ it is all because of a small scene in the movie.

    Directed by Ryan Coogler, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, the movie has been receiving many positive reviews from fans and critics. The movie very well executes its plot. This makes the movie honor a legacy, thus it becomes eternal. The unedited version of the movie has reached most countries, but it is in Kuwait that the movie is putting out the edited version.

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    LGBTQ Scene Edited Out Of ‘Black Panther’

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’
    ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

    It is an affectionate scene between Michaela Coel’s character Aneka and Florence Kasumba’s Ayo that is being edited out of the movie. This LGBTQ representation in the movie is not that extensive. You can miss it in the blink of an eye. Just 10 second-long scene. But due to the open display of affection between two people of the same gender, the scene has been removed.

    A total of 1 minute has been edited out of the movie to be shown in Kuwait. Along with the earlier scene, there is also another scene removed. That is a scene where a woman gives birth to a child. It is accompanied by the line, “A god to his people”. It is with these small edits that the movie will hit the Kuwait theatres.

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    Movies Banned Or Edited Due To LGBTQ Scenes

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

    This is not the first time that movies are removing LGBTQ scenes. Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder‘ and Pixar’s ‘Lightyear‘ were banned earlier this summer due to the presence of gay scenes. For the movies to be released in Chinese theatres, most of the time these scenes are cut off. All mentions of Freddie Mercury’s homosexuality in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ was removed so it could hit the theatres in China. Warner Bros. also cut dialogues referring to a gay relationship from ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore‘ earlier this year.

    Disney had taken a stance earlier that they won’t be removing the gay scenes from the movies to please the regulators overseas. They had refused to remove a gay scene from the 2017 movie, ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ when Malaysian regulators objected. Same Disney also fought its way in Saudi Arabia and China for ‘Lightyear’.

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