Lightyear, Pixar’s new children’s film and spin-off of the hit Toy Story saga, has been banned in 14 countries across the Middle East and Asia for a scene that sparked controversy and multiple criticisms on social media.
The animated film features a lesbian kiss between two female characters, a scene that Disney, the company that owns Pixar, initially removed but later reinstated to the annoyance of its creative staff.
Pixar animators released an open letter saying Disney had called for cuts, denounced “openly gay affection,” and opposed Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s handling of the Florida “Don’t Say Gay” law his critics called for not gay) protests bans the indoctrination of children with gender ideology in schools.
Lightyear’s ban occurred in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Jordan and Lebanon, among others.
Chris Evans, who plays the voice of the main character Buzz “Lightyear”, in an interview with Reuters agency criticized those who rejected the lesbian kiss in his new film, calling them “idiots”.
“My kids love the Toy Story movies. But we won’t see Lightyear. I will not watch a children’s film at home that tries to normalize disordered behavior. This will not happen,” criticized American pro-life activist Abby Johnson, who is a mother of 8 children, on her social networks.
Giuliana Calambrogio, a Peruvian mother of 8 and a Masters in Marriage and Family from the University of Navarra, told ACI Prensa that “above all, the innocence of children must be protected” and “not put them in situations where they are.” they want to have a conflict between what is natural and those situations in which they occur but are not part of the ordinary”.
“A child between 4 and 6 years old is at the age of imaginary thinking, believes in unicorns, fairies, Santa Clauses and because of this some use this age to introduce the idea of gender, homosexuality and try to normalize it. , something that is also becoming a pattern that they will see throughout their development due to the influence of culture and films,” he explained.
According to Calambrogio, a lesbian scene like Lightyear’s “is not an anecdote because in this film kids will see their models, their superheroes.”
“So you can see that the superhero supports the relationship between women of the same sex, that he’s trying to equate that affective relationship with the marital relationship, which isn’t the same,” he said.
The pro-life leader believes the message from the countries that banned the film is “very important because they sabotage the box office and preserve their children’s innocence and psycho-affective development.”
“These are societies in which there is a different faith than Christianity, but they are coherent,” he stressed.