Thor: Love and Thunder is featuring gay characters
The Middle Eastern nation of Bahrain has joined other nations in the region in banning the fourth instalment of the Hollywood movie Thor: Love and Thunder, blockbuster movie featuring gay characters.
The ministry of information issued a brief statement late Thursday saying, “The ministry of information has decided to cease projection of one of the films screening in movie halls for the sake of preserving and safeguarding society’s moral values.”
In the movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, Tessa Thompson’s “Valkyrie” expresses romantic emotions for another female character openly.
Kuwait has also banned the Thor: Love and Thunder
According to local media, Kuwait has also banned the movie, with its information ministry attributing the decision to scenes involving homosexual characters.
Similar restrictions have recently been imposed on big film production companies in the oil-rich but conservative Gulf area.
Only Gulf country that is screening Thor is UAE
The only country in the Gulf that is still screening Thor is the UAE, despite the country’s June ban on the Disney-Pixar animated movie “Lightyear,” which had a scene of two women kissing.
Saudi Arabia asked for edits
Saudi Arabia asked for edits to “LGBTQ references” in Disney’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” in April, but the country ultimately decided against screening the film.
Sexual freedom is still very taboo
Even while Gulf nations work to modernize their perceptions through significant marketing campaigns, the subject of sexual freedom is still very taboo.
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