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Chris Evanswho voices the title character in Pixar’s “Lightyear,” is letting the same-sex kiss scene reaction of the film fades away calling his detractors “idiots.”
“The truth is that those people are idiots“, and continued: “There will always be people who are afraid and do not realize it and try to hold on to what was before, but those people die like dinosaurs“, he said in a recent interview with The Guardian.
“I think the goal is to not pay attention to them, to move forward and embrace the growth that makes us human,” he said, later adding that he is proud to be part of a film that encourages love in all its forms.
“I have been asked the question several times, it is nice and wonderful, it makes me happy. It’s hard not to get a little frustrated though because it even has to be a topic of discussion,” she noted.
“It’s an honor to be a part of something that’s taking those steps, but the goal is to look back at this moment and be amazed that it took us so long to get there.”
‘Lightyear’ premiered this June 17but it was banned in the United Arab Emirates because it depicts homosexuality, and Disney has been unable to obtain permission to show it in 13 other Middle Eastern and Asian countries, including Saudi Arabia.
The controversy stems from a character named Hawthorne (played by Uzo Aduba), who he kisses his wife in a brief scene.
The moment had originally been cut, but was later reinstated by Disney after Pixar staff spoke out about censorship in the wake of Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
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