Pixar's 'Lightyear' Banned from Showing in UAE Cinemas

  • Publish date: Monday، 13 June 2022
Pixar's 'Lightyear' Banned from Showing in UAE Cinemas

The United Arab Emirates on Monday banned the upcoming Pixar animated feature “Lightyear” from showing in cinemas for reportedly including two females kissing scene.

UAE’s Media Regulatory Office of the Ministry of Youth and Culture took to their official account to announce that the movie will not show in it’s opening on Thursday.

The film “is not licensed for public screening in all cinemas in the UAE, due to its violation of the country’s media content standards,” the office said in a tweet. “The office confirms that all films screened in cinemas across the country are subject to follow-up and evaluation before the date of screening to the public, to ensure the safety of the circulated content according to the appropriate age classification.”

The movie caught attention of the media office over the weekend, after social media campaign with the Arabic hashtag “Ban Showing Lightyear in the Emirates” was trending on Twitter.

The movie also may be banned in Malaysia as well. The Star, the country’s top English-language newspaper, cited an anonymous, nongovernment source as saying that Lightyear will not be shown in Malaysian cinemas..

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