The new Beauty & The Beast movie has a few tweaks and changes from the original 1991 animated film. For one, it's live-action and CGI, not animated. Beast also looks way lamer, Gaston's got way less hair and LeFou is officially gay. As opposed to just being, well, you know, subtly gay.
Everyone knew that the guy who doted on Gaston night and day had the hots for the dude, but LeFou is the first "official" gay character in the Disney universe. But I mean, come on.
Even though there are examples abound, the fact that Disney explicitly made LeFou gay in the new film is upsetting a lot of people. So much so that a Russian government official is trying to get the movie banned on the grounds of "Gay Propaganda."A slew of Christian-Run cinemas in America are also refusing to play the film, but are probably screening Logan as you read this.
some ppl are boycotting beauty and the beast for having a gay character but the girl falls in love w a BUFFALO?? homophobes are ridiculous— kya (@nykaiya) March 5, 2017
LOL in beauty and the beast a girl falls in love with a buffalo yet some are more concerned about the gay character?! Smh 🐃 🌈— Bambi St Jay (@TheBambiStJay) March 6, 2017
I think it's funny that people are outraged about the inclusion of a gay character in Beauty and the Beast. Where a woman and buffalo marry.— Chris Thompson (@SupDaily) March 6, 2017
So people are boycotting Beauty and the Beast because of a gay character but they're cool with a teen girl falling in love with a buffalo 😂— Livs (@Livvyaitchy) March 5, 2017
imagine boycotting beauty & the beast because of a gay character while being totally cool with a teenage girl falling in love with a buffalo— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) March 5, 2017
Beauty and the Beast has a gay character!? Disguting. Children need to know that love should only be between a woman and a horned wolf-bear.— Chris R. Wright (@chrisrwright) March 5, 2017
imagine watchin beauty and the BEAST where a woman falls in love w/ some bear lookin ass creature but drawing the line at the gay character— 👽bi dean activist👽 (@mishcoIlins) March 3, 2017