Gay scene sees Beauty and the Beast withdrawn in Malaysia

At the beginning of March, live-action Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon confirmed that Gaston's wacky sidekick LeFou aspired to more than mere hero worship, becoming Disney's first openly gay character. McGregor then finished with "what would Jesus think?"

"I was thrilled to find out that she loved the original, and she loved the way I played Belle, and we saw her the same way", O'Hara says. "It's 2017, for f-k's sake". Josh Gad plays LeFou in "Beauty and the Beast". There really isn't. It's kind of a play on having the audience go, 'Is it, or is it not?' I think it's fun. The way the story is being reported in some quarters seems to suggest that LeFou and Gaston enjoy a prolonged period of bed athletics.

According to Ewan McGregor, the hardest part about playing Lumiere was getting the character's French accent right, although his wife of twenty years is in fact French.

"The themes that I want people talking about are the themes that are as relevant today as they were 300 years ago when Beauty & The Beast was written", Gad continued. A movie theater in Alabama said it would not screen the movie because of this. "It is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie".

"Studies have shown that watching LGBT characters in popular entertainment may not only result in greater acceptance of these groups, but also the lifestyles they have adopted", NCCS added.

In brighter news, Beauty & The Beast arrives in cinemas in the United Kingdom this coming Friday, uncut and with the full much ado about nothing sequences in-tact.

The film stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the beauty and the Beast respectively, and includes a scene hinting at a potential relationship between stars Josh Gad and Luke Evans, playing Le Fou and Gaston.

So much so that a Singaporean bishop, Rennis Ponniah of St. Andrew's Cathedral, published a statement this week alerting the congregation about the film's openly "gay" subplot.