Warner Bros. Removes Gay Scene in China
Amidst the push for LGBT themes in western media, companies like Warner Bros. are leaving these themes out in China to avoid causing offense.
From AFN. It is beyond ironic that, at the very same time Disney is using all its might to oppose Florida’s Education Bill (falsely named the “Don’t Say Gay Bill”), Warner Bros. has announced that it will not say gay in China. Specifically, the Hollywood giant has stated that it will be deleting a 6-second gay dialogue in “Fantastic Beasts 3: The Secrets of Dumbledore” lest it offend the Chinese viewing audience….
To quote Warner directly, “As a studio, we’re committed to safeguarding the integrity of every film we release, and that extends to circumstances that necessitate making nuanced cuts in order to respond sensitively to a variety of in-market factors. Our hope is to release our features worldwide as released by their creators but historically we have faced small edits made in local markets….”
Put another way, “The Chinese government gave us no choice, demanding we remove that dialogue if we wanted the movie to run. Of course, we immediately complied.”
To add again to the irony, 11 months ago it was reported on the Giant Freakin Robot website that, “The DC Extended Universe continues to expand, working its way away from the core Justice Leaguers who were the staple when they started. Over the next many years, we are going to see kinds of new characters work their way into the Warner Bros. mix in a number of different ways. And apparently, it won’t just adding new characters willy-nilly to the group. According to insider Daniel Richtman, there is a plan to make sure at least 10 LGBT characters are part of the group as they expand the roster….”
When it comes to the “Fantastic Beasts 3” movie, it would be fair to ask why it is important to introduce the subject of homosexuality into the movie at all, especially in such a passing way. After all, what does this have to do with the storyline of the movie? (For a related question, see my article, “Why Did Disney’s Jungle Cruise Have to Go Gay?”)…
The fact that this powerful and influential company chose “to respond sensitively” to China while ignoring the concerns of many Americans is no surprise at all.
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