So, as it turns out, this whole Beauty and The Beast craziness will finally have a happy ending in Malaysia.
According to an email from our friends at Disney Malaysia, the movie has been approved for release in Malaysia with a rating of PG13 from March 30 on wards. The movie will also be shown with absolutely no cuts!
Golden Screen Cinemas have also took it to social media that the movie will be shown from March 30 without any cuts.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CONFIRMED FOR 30 MARCH WITHOUT CUTS. RT this and get excited! #BeOurGuest
— GSC 🎂 (@GSCinemas) March 21, 2017
Beauty and The Beast brought about a bit of controversy when director Bill Condon entioned that the character LeFou, played by Josh Gad, would have a “nice exclusively gay moment” in the film.
In a report, chairman of the Malaysian Censorship Board (LPF) Datuk Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid said the “gay moment” had concerned a song featuring LeFou, during which he “lifted up his shirt and showed a love bite on his tummy”.
The movie was originally scheduled for release on March 16. We can’t wait for March 30 to come around to engross ourselves in the nostalgic and magical wonder of Beauty and The Beast!