Fucking dogs that love gravy it is already started! The war on even a same sex kiss on screen. For Fuck sake what is the harm of a same sex kiss between cartoon characters? Have they never watched Bugs Bunny, he kissed everyone including Elmer Fudd. This is the Russian model of making the LGBTQ+ disappear, never to be seen. I am so tired of this fight. My existence is now seen as a threat to the well being to the evangelical religious / right wing class. This shit is a serious threat that belongs back in the 1970 / 1980s. It is now 2022, and we still face this shit. it the US a fucking democracy or a theocracy? The people better come out and overwhelmingly vote Democrat and hope that the rigging of the election offices don’t stop the voter’s choice from winning the election. Hugs
The 89er Theatre in Kingfisher, Oklahoma has come under fire after posting a warning about a brief gay kiss featured in Pixar’s “Lightyear.” A sign was posted on the window of the theater during the movie’s opening weekend warning moviegoers about the gay kiss and claiming the theater would “do all we can to fast-forward” through the scene. Kingfisher is located about 50 miles from Oklahoma City.
As reported by NBC News, the warning post included the following message: “Attention Parents: The management of this theatre discovered after booking ‘Lightyear’ that there is a same-sex kissing scene within the first 30 minutes of the Pixar movie. We will do all we can to fast-forward through that scene, but it might not be exact.”
Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate KFOR reported the sign was posted over the weekend and was removed by Monday afternoon. One local resident, Patricia Kasbek, told NBC News she first thought the warning was a joke. Kasbek then left a complaint with the theater after discovering the warning was real.
“I told them that it was completely insulting for them to censor a same-gender kiss when they’ve never done this to an opposite-gender kiss,” Kasbek said, calling the sign “cruel” and “bigoted.” “I will never see a movie at this theater while under this ownership.”
Alex Wade, the deputy director of the LGBTQ advocacy organization Oklahomans for Equality, also slammed the theater in a statement to NBC News, saying, “I am not shocked to see something like this happening in my state, but it does break my heart that young LGBTQ+ Oklahomans are made to feel like something is wrong with them. This is why we develop chapters in rural Oklahoma to show everyone that there are people in their corner.”
“When same-sex couples show affection, even the most chaste of kisses, it is sexualized and treated as if it were explicit,” Wade added. “If this were a heterosexual couple, the theater would never even think of skipping it, because heterosexual couples are given the grace to be intimate without being shamed.”
“Lightyear” underwhelmed at the box office in its debut, grossing only $51 million. For Pixar, “Lightyear” ranks as one of the studio’s lower starts, behind 2017’s “Cars 3” ($53 million) and ahead of 2015’s “The Good Dinosaur” ($39 million) and 2020’s “Onward” ($39 million). It’s also one of the rare Pixar films to not take the top spot at the domestic box office, landing in second place.
I’ve had enough for the day.
The sight of two animated same-sex figures kissing: shocking.
The sight of dozens of dead school children unrecognizable because their heads have been blown off: meh.
If someone were in a coma and woke up today they’d think they’re in Saudi Arabia or some other religious theocracy.
I’d say Iran ca. 1978 is a good comparison. On the surface, when the year began, everything seemed fairly normal for women until the instant the Shah was deposed. In that instant the religious fundies took over and everything changed, literally overnight. If it can happen there it can happen anywhere.
America is becoming everything they criticize in foreign countries. Unholy shit. Mind your mental health, American friends. I’m sure today has been A LOT. Like, just the most.