***** UPDATE #1 *****
Following a wave of controversy in Malaysia regarding a gay character in the live-action "Beauty and the Beast" film, it appears that there's a happy ending for all to this story.
Having originally postponed the release of "Beauty and the Beast" in Malaysia due to controversy over a "gay moment" in the film, it has been reported that the movie has now been approved for release in the country.
The film will now premiere on March 30 with a PG-13 rating, and will be shown without any cuts or edits, which should be good news to all "Beauty and the Beast" fans.
Seems like happy endings don't only happen in fairy-tales!
The highly-anticipated live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" recently received some attention for featuring a gay character, and this appears to have caused the film to be postponed "indefinitely" in Malaysia.
According to new reports, Malaysian censors had originally approved "Beauty and the Beast" with a minor regarding the gay character, which ultimately resulted in Disney pulling the film from its March 16 Malaysian premiere date for "internal review".
While no official reason was given for this delay, netizens and even the Malaysian Tourism Minister Nazri Aziz weren't too happy with the decision, and many were pinpointing the film's gay character as being the reason for this postponement.
What are your thoughts on "Beauty and the Beast" not coming to Malaysia?
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