Posted by on November 8, 2021 11:43 am
Originally From: Pink News

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Eternals star Haaz Sleiman has slammed “ignorant and pathetic” countries that banned the Marvel film over its LGBT+ content.

The movie was pulled from cinemas across conservative Gulf nations because it features LGBT+ characters. In the film, Sleiman plays the on-screen husband of openly gay hero Phastos, played by Brian Tyree Henry. Deadline reported censors in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman wanted to cut additional scenes beyond those that included Phastos and his husband, but Disney did not comply with the requests to edit the films.

Sleiman praised Disney-Marvel’s decision in an interview with Variety and voiced his support for the studios’ choice to champion LGBT+ representation by not altering Eternals.

“They stood their ground and said ‘Nope, we are not going to compromise the integrity of our film’,” Sleiman


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