Saudi Arabia has demanded entertainment giant Disney remove “references to LGBTQ” from the latest Marvel superhero film “Dr. Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness”. Disney has not yet made the necessary changes to show in Saudi Arabia, Nawaf Al-Sabhan of the film organizer in Saudi Arabia told AFP today. It’s just a scene from “Twelve Seconds” in which a lesbian character appears.
Al-Sabhan said that the problem with the scene is that the character talks about “two nations.” In the Gulf region, it is “very difficult” to allow such a scene. His authority in writing required Disney to cut the scene. However, the company did not agree.
‘It will never be banned’
Al-Sabhan denied the rumors about banning the film, which is scheduled to be shown in early May. “It was never banned. It will never be banned,” he said.
For a long time it was not possible to watch films in cinemas in Saudi Arabia. In 2017, as part of several reforms, Riyadh lifted a ban on cinemas that had been in place for decades.
Homosexuality is prohibited in the conservative Islamic kingdom. LGBTQ is the English acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Lesbian.
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