YouTube star Davey Wavey can’t quite get over the fact that people are upset about a gay character in Disney’s live-action remake “Beauty and the Beast,” given what the movie is about.
“This is a movie about a woman who falls in love with a buffalo,” he said in a video posted to Facebook, while laughing hysterically. “And you’re upset by a gay character? And by the way, she gets kidnapped, put in a dungeon and then falls in love with her captor, like it’s Stockholm Syndrome — who is a f—ing water buffalo.”
Last week, director Bill Condon told Attitude Magazine that “Beauty and the Beast” would feature an “exclusively gay moment” involving Josh Gad’s character, LeFou, the buddy of vain villain Gaston (Luke Evans).
“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” Condon told the magazine. “He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”
In response, an Alabama movie theater decided to pull its scheduled screenings of Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” remake because of the film’s inclusion of a “homosexual character.”
Russia put an age restriction in place for the movie, three days after Vitaly Milonov, an MP of the United Russia party, asked the country’s culture minister to screen the film prior to its March 16 Russian release and to “take measures to totally ban” it if the film contains “elements of propaganda of homosexuality.”
Watch the YouTube Vlogger’s video below.