Disney Film Featuring Same-Sex Relationship Characters Banned in UAE

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Walt Disney-Pixar animated film, “Lightyear,” was banned from screening in cinemas in the United Arab Emirates over same-sex relationship characters.  According to a Twitter post by the Ministry of Youth and Culture’s media regulatory office, the film violates national media content standards and cannot be licensed for screening.  Same-sex relationships are criminalized in many Middle Eastern and Muslim nations.  Some social media posts stated the film’s inclusion of same-sex relationships goes against the religion and culture and that such imagery is not suitable for children.