‘Beauty and The Beast’ gets banned in theaters

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Ivana Goncin, Reporter

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Another Disney movie is getting bashed for being more diverse.

The Disney Company has been known in the last 50 years for being diverse in their movies, TV shows, characters and more.

This year, the classic Disney movie from 1991, “Beauty and the Beast,” is having a new reboot to a live version, featuring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad and plenty of other actors/actresses.

LeFou, played by Gad, in the live version will be gay, Gad revealed in Attitude magazine.

“What was most important to me was taking a character that is wonderful and so iconic, but is defined by cartoon conceit in the original movie and expanding on that, making him human,” Gad told USA Today.

Because this iconic character is gay, some movie theatres around the United States have banned Beauty and the Beast from playing.

The Henagar Drive-in Theatre is one of the few places around the world that have completely banned the Disney movie. According to TMZ, the owner of the theatre said that he refuses to “compromise on what the Bible teaches.”

“If I can’t sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it,” the owner said. The movie theatre claims that they want a “wholesome movie” meaning, no sexual content, nudity, homosexuality and untasteful language.

Students at Monroe High School have an interesting point of view towards this scenario.

“I think there are so many religions. Just because certain Christians don’t think it’s okay, it’s not okay to ban something that everyone else likes,” senior Julianne Slatinsky said.

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‘Beauty and The Beast’ gets banned in theaters