Mar 14, 2017

Beauty & the Beast release postponed in Malaysia

The release of Disney's Beauty and the Beast has been postponed in Malaysia.

The much-anticipated film sparked controversy last week after it emerged it would feature a "gay moment".

It was due for release in Malaysia on Thursday, but Disney said it was being held for a "review" of its content.

The Malaysian Censorship Board (LPF) said on Tuesday it had approved the screening but with "a minor edit concerning a gay moment in the film".

Homosexual activity is illegal in Muslim majority Malaysia, although the country's tourism minister has said banning the film is "ridiculous".

A new release date has yet to be announced. The live-action remake was granted a "P13 parental guidance classification".

(BBC News)