An Oklahoma movie theater that warned parents of a brief kiss between two female characters in the Disney/Pixar movie ‘Lightyear’ and promised to move the scene quickly decided to show the movie in its entirety after the post was shared online.
The note posted on the front door of the 89er Theater in Kingfisher, Oklahoma read, “Attention. Attention Parents: The management of this theater discovered after booking “Lightyear” that there was a gay kissing scene in the first 30 minutes. They promised to try to move the scene quickly, but that their efforts to protect customers from the brief liplock “may not be accurate.”
The cinema owner told local ABC channel KOCO 5 on Tuesday that they had removed the sign and would not move forward quickly.
A woman who took her two sons to the movies told KOCO she didn’t mind the scene. “Looking at him, it didn’t matter. It was like two seconds. Maybe a second if you were really careful.
Chris Evans, who voices Buzz Lightyear, told Reuters earlier this month that people protesting the kiss, which occurs between Alisha (voiced by Uzo Aduba) and her partner, are “idiots”. He also told USA Today that this kind of representation was “long overdue.”
Aduba told USA Today: “What this film does is handle the love and these stories the way they should be, that they’re not the whole of one person. It’s approached with the same simplicity that we approach any kind of love, and I think that’s how it should be.
Disney originally cut the scene, but restored it after employee protests over its initially lukewarm response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which has since been signed into law.
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