Three non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) has lodged police reports in protest against the upcoming screening of the film Beauty and The Beast.
The argued its gay character “goes against the religious and cultural values of Malaysia.
The film was banned in Malaysia for its ‘gay moment’ but the Malaysian Film Censorship Board backed down from the ban, after public backlash in the country.
However, Disney refused to edit out the scene for the film board, which lead the Board to announce it would be banned.
The classic Walt Disney film is set to be screened in cinemas throughout the country on March 30, after its premiere was delayed in Malaysia because of its ‘gay’ content.
The police reports were lodged by the president of the Pertubuhan Martabat Jalinan Muhibbah (MJMM), Abdul Rani Kulup Abdullah; chairman of the Dewan Ekonomi dan Sosial Malaysia (DESMMA), Mohd Fazil Abdullah; and chairman of the Ikatan Rakyat Insan Muslim Malaysia (IRIMM), Amir Amsaa Alla Pitchay, said Bernama.
Abdul Rani said the police report was made after the film received the green light for screening in cinemas without any cuts to the “gay scenes.”
He said the screening of the film does not benefit the youth and people of this country as it represents negative values and will have bad effects on society.