How Did Disney’s ‘Turning Red’ Become Controversial Over Same-Sex Kiss?

In spite of protests from Pixar’s creative teams and executive leadership, Disney corporate executives have sought changes to “almost every instance of obviously gay affection” in Pixar films.

The astonishing claim is a part of a larger reaction to the company-wide memo that was sent to Disney employees by CEO Bob Chapek on Monday regarding the company’s response to the “Don’t Say Gay” bill that was recently passed in Florida. The bill is named after its provision that criminalizes the use of the phrase “don’t say gay.”

Because it encourages gay behavior, authorities in a number of nations, including China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Kuwait, have decided to ban the movie.

How “turning Red” from Disney Pixar Manages to Be Both Amusing and Relatable at The Same Time

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One of the funniest parts in Turning Red is a brief scene that only lasts a maximum of one second. Mei, the protagonist who is 13 years old and can transform into a gigantic red panda if her feelings get the better of her, has once again transformed into a panicked fuzz ball when she sees her crush. Oh no, oh no, oh no, she sees her crush. Oh no, oh no, oh no.

Turning Red is one of the few projects aimed at younger audiences that successfully conveys the intensity of an adolescent girl’s first experience with passion in a way that is both authentic and relatable.

When it comes to depicting the messy, perplexing, and yes, cringeworthy realities of girlhood for children, Hollywood has frequently been on the conservative side.

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Films like Eighth Grade and Thirteen have brought the experience of infatuation to the big screen; yet, both of these movies have received an R rating, which precludes them from being easily viewed by the target audience of teenagers.

Turning Red takes a refreshingly light-hearted approach to the more serious aspects of Mei’s maturation as a character rather than dismissing the subject altogether.

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Mei is enthusiastic about her newly discovered aspirations, and she has been drawing the same person over and over again in her notebook, despite the fact that she is completely bewildered by this practice.

It is a movie that takes its young viewers seriously and bets that they will recognize in Mei a character whose feelings are appropriate for her age.

The fact that she is “cringe” does not make her inappropriate or objectionable; rather, the fact that she is clumsy with her desires makes her even better suited to introduce teenage viewers to a moment that will inevitably come.

The Kiss Between a Male and Female Character in The Animated Film “lightyear” Raise Concerns

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The United Arab Emirates Media Regulatory Office took to Twitter to make the announcement that the animated film “is not licensed for public screening in all cinemas in the UAE, due to its violation of the country’s media content standards.” The movie had been planned to be shown in the UAE at one point.

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It has been rumored that Malaysia will also prohibit the release of the video, and other countries with a largely Muslim population are anticipated to do the same.

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Other children’s movies that have scenes or stories that are LGBTQ+ have received harsh criticism and have been banned in many countries throughout the world.

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