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Homophobic cinema promised to ‘fast forward’ Disney film’s gay kiss

An Oklahoma cinema has backtracked after posting a dramatic warning to parents about a gay kiss in new Disney film Lightyear and promising to “fast-forward through” the scene. Lightyear is a new spin-off of Pixar’s Toy Story series, featuring space ranger Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans. The new Disney flick arrived in cinemas in …

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Chinese Friends fans angry at censoring of lesbian mentions

Chinese fans of the American sitcom Friends made #FriendsCensored the most trending topic on Weibo until the censors also censored that. Fans became angry after Chinese streaming platforms censored lesbian mentions in the popular show. After the hashtag clocked over 54 million views on Friday night, the Chinese censors leapt into action. Searching for the …

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Tighty-whities & gay lions safe from morals cop Deputy Jesus

The censor known to Kenyans as Deputy Jesus recently got the sack. But little mourning attended the nailing of Ezekiel Mutua’s career to a cross. Deputy Jesus previously urged counseling for ‘gay lions’ and frequently chastised popular tighty-whities wearing comedian Eric Omondi. Despite his job as CEO of the Kenya Film Classification Board, many Kenyans …

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Chinese Broadcaster Banned From Airing Eurovision After Censorship

Chinese broadcaster Mango TV has been banned from televising the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster was dropped by contest bosses the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) after censoring two performances during Tuesday’s semi-final. “On the 9th of May, Chinese broadcaster Mango TV broadcast the first Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest live but two performances …

Same-Sex Couple Images Censored From Catholic Booklet

Pictures of same-sex couples have been censored from a booklet promoting a Catholic event in Dublin which will be attended by the Pope. Pope Francis is expected to attend the World Meeting of Families event in August, a meeting of Catholic activists and preachers that is a keystone in the Church’s global agenda. The booklet …