Disney remove and then reinstate gay kiss from Lightyear

Disney remove and then reinstate gay kiss from Lightyear
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After a somewhat shaky few weeks for Disney after their tepid response to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, it comes as no surprise that a gay kiss was removed from Toy Story spin-off movie Lightyear but the good news is, it’s been put back in. 

According to industry insiders, the character Hawthorne (voiced by Uzo Aduba) in the Buzz Lightyear origin story is in a relationship with a woman and after a kiss between them had been removed, it’s been put back in by Pixar following the grim reports of Disney’s utter lack of LGBTQ+ representation in their movies

As reported in movie bible Variety: “According to multiple former Pixar employees who spoke with Variety on the condition of anonymity, creatives within the studio have tried for years to incorporate LGBTQ identity into its storytelling in ways big and small, only to have those efforts consistently thwarted”

We guess this is a move in the right direction, even if somewhat begrudgingly done. Lightyear will be released on June 17 and also features Chris Evans as the titular spaceman. 

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