Doctor Strange 2 Banned in Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia for LGBTQ+ Character

April 23, 2022

Middle East censors have banned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, according to The Wrap. Although the censors have not provided any reasons for banning the film’s release, it’s the latest Marvel movie to fall victim to state-sponsored censorship to constrain certain civil liberties and human rights norms, including the expression of a LGBTQIA+ lifestyle. By including an openly LGBTQ+ character in its film, America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), the Marvel film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been banned in Saudi Arabia, as well as Qatar and Kuwait.

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