Celeb Studded Screening Of Beauty And The Beast

The live action re-make of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has caused a stir, not least for daring to recreate such a beloved classic, but also for the latest twist in the tale; portraying a character as gay.

The latter has caused censorship controversy in countries such as Malaysia where it is still illegal to show gay characters in a positive light. Whether intentional or not for the purposes of sensationalist headlines, the fact remains that light is being shone on how far LGBT rights still have to go.

Nonetheless let’s not forget how bizarre this tale is, and how domestic injustice is glossed over for child consumption.

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