Ahhh, the Middle East. Mystical land of timeless wonder, where the tales of Arabian Nights whisper across windswept dunes as ancient nomadic tribes gather in a vibrant oasis!
Or… intolerant dusty hellhole where even the most “moderate” country, Dubai, is basically just the Mall Of America where somebody has turned the heating up to full and then removed all your human rights.
Global fun sponges. Robed Buzz Killington’s whose over sensitivity has everyone treading on eggshells to avoid offence. Well screw that. Here at the Outpost we are equal opportunities offenders.
True to form some countries in the region have demonstrated their world reknowned level of chill by banning the new Disney Pixar movie, Onward, over a single line.
Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have all banned the movie. The controversial sequence in question involves a supporting character, who appears once, making a single reference to being in a lesbian relationship.
In the scene, two elf brothers on a quest (voiced by Chris Pratt and Tom Holland) are talking about parenting with a purple cyclops police officer, female, who says:
“…it’s not easy being a new parent – my girlfriend’s daughter got me pulling my hair out, okay?”
And just like that, it’s gone. Pulled from schedules never to be shown. If lesbianism makes them that angry, wait until they get a load of the the internet!