The same-sex kiss scene in Star Wars latest release has been cut in anti-gay countries across the Middle East and Asia.
Specifically, Dubai and Singapore’s media regulatory board “threatened Disney and Lucasfilm to either cut a brief lesbian kiss from the end of Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker or else lose their PG-13 rating,” ‘LGBTQ Nation’ reports.
Disney and Lucasfilm removed the kiss from its Singaporean and Emirati releases.
The kiss lasts barely two seconds near the end of the film’s 142-minute running time. An R rating in Singapore would’ve made the film inaccessible to its younger fans, hurting its financial success abroad.
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