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Lightyear: Pixar Restores Same-Sex Kissing After Backlash Over Don’t Say Gay Law

Pixar has reportedly restored a same-sex kiss shared by two characters in The Upcoming light yearafter employees released an open letter criticizing Disney’s response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law.

The new animated film stars Chris Evans as the voice of Buzz Lightyear and attempts to tell the lover’s origin story toy story Character and his journey to infinity and beyond.

In an exclusive report by diversitya source close to the production has confirmed that a kiss between celebrity female character Hawthorne (voiced by Uzo Aduba) and her partner has resumed last week.

While the nature of the characters’ relationship had not been questioned by the production, their kiss had reportedly been cut.

The news follows the release of an open letter on March 9 from Pixar employees and LGBTQ allies criticizing Disney for “breaking it down to crumbs” in its films.

In the letter, employees further urged Disney to “immediately withdraw all financial support from the legislators behind the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Act.”

Only a handful of LGBTQ characters have been integrated into Pixar’s feature films. Especially in the 2020 movie Further, The main character Specter refers to her friend.

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In the same year, the studio released a short film The end, about a closeted gay man’s struggle to come out to his parents.

In response to the letter from Pixar employees, the end Director Steven Hunt, narrated Diversity: “I stand by my colleagues. I’m really proud of these people who have spoken out.”

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He added: “We cannot assume that these laws they are trying to enact are not hurtful and bigoted and frankly evil. We’re not leaving. We’re not going back into the closet.”

light year is scheduled to hit theaters on June 17.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/pixar-lightyear-same-sex-kiss-b2039345.html Lightyear: Pixar Restores Same-Sex Kissing After Backlash Over Don’t Say Gay Law

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