Big surprise, but it is true.
There will be a gay moment in the 2017 live-action film remake of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
Consequently, since the announcement was made by William ‘Bill’ Candon, the director of the movie, it has attracted quite a lot of criticisms and backlash.
In fact, Christian-run cinemas have said they won’t show the movie because of this and a theatre in Alabama is said to have cancelled the screening of the film.
Now, Josh Gad, the actor who played the Le Fou, the gay character, has reacted to these criticisms.
In an interview with a popular news outlet, Gad shut down the criticism of his character’s sexuality, saying the “film is one of inclusiveness. There is so much fear out there of that which we don’t understand, that which we don’t know.
“You have a character in Gaston who uses his charm offensive to whip other people into a frenzy to go and attack somebody they’ve never met. Somebody that’s different. Somebody that only represents a danger because [Gaston] says that he represents a danger.”
‘Beauty and the Beast’ has been around for a long time as a great children’s bed time or just fun time story.
Written by Damilola Faustino