Malaysian Muslim women walk past a poster for the film "Beauty and the Beast" at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on March 19, 2017. / AFP / MOHD RASFAN
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Disney's hit movie "Beauty and the Beast", under fire from Malaysian conservatives for a "gay moment", will be released in the Muslim-majority country without any cuts, the entertainment giant said Tuesday.A movie chain, Golden Screen Cinemas, also tweeted that the movie would be shown uncut on that date in Malaysia.The film, featuring "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson, has raised hackles worldwide among religious groups angered by its depiction of Le Fou, the sycophantic sidekick to antagonist Gaston, as a gay man -- making him Disney's first-ever openly gay character.Malaysian authorities had demanded cuts but Disney refused to budge, choosing to instead to appeal the decision last week.
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