Pixar’s Lightyear Won’t Release in Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, and Kuwait Over Same-Sex Kiss

June 13, 2022

Pixar’s Lightyear won’t be released in several Middle Eastern countries after backlash over a same-sex kiss. Per Variety, the scene in question involves a space ranger named Alisha Hawthorne, voiced by Uzo Udoba, who shares a kiss with her partner and talks about starting a family. Hawthorne is a new character who’ll be the commanding officer and best friend of Buzz Lightyear (Chris Evans).

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