It's just a corporate cash grab trying to bank off of nostalgia when it's devoid of anything that made Disney and Pixar great. The kiss is a shield to hide behind criticism
I don't think people are politicizing this, Disney was the one who decided to press a sexual agenda into a kids movie in retaliation to a piece of legislature (which ironically was passed to keep people from teaching children about sex before 5th grade, regardless of the sexuality).
@Oh so cherry, well said! Remember when Disney also told good little boys and girls to take off their pants, subliminally in Aladdin?
@Oh so cherry, bruh red states are actually banning the film or saying they will literally fast forward through the scene
@Oh so cherry, ok I’m curious. Have you watched the scene in question?
I haven’t (yet) but I get the feeling it’ll be no worse than most of the rest of the disney movies whom also decided to include kissing scenes as well.
Also they decided to not use Tim Allen’s voice for the movie. It’s literally a more prevalent complaint than this bs.
@Oh so cherry, companies have been pushing themselves into the political sphere for a while
@celtics313131, apparently drax the destroyer likes when boys and girls take off their pants, sicko
@Oh so cherry, my problem isn't with the kiss. It's the fact that it'll be censored in china and Disney is 100% okay with it because of the money
@Imaginaut, The scene in question was a peck on the lips between 2 women. That's it. Like what you would give a spouse/partner after coming home from work. It was nothing. People are blowing this out of proportion.
@BEAZYNESS, I mean I’ve heard of one theatre in Oklahoma that said they were going to try fast forwarding the scene but then backed out of it. And while conservative politicians like Jim Jordan are ridiculing Disney on Twitter for the movie’s lackluster box office gross I haven’t heard of anywhere in the US actually banning it. So far that’s only happened in Muslim-majority countries.
@celtics313131, I missed that one - what was that about?
I liked Lightyear. It's a fun movie and it has gorgeous animation.
@NotCaveJohnson, same. The post credits scene hinted at a sequel, which I’d happily go see. Unfortunately the film’s box office returns are casting doubt on that.
I dont even know what this is referring to
The kiss is literally less than a second, imagine getting mad over something so small
@WickedStyx, I know its not a popular stance nowadays but homosexuality is still a sin in the eyes of God so I'd rather not expose my children to it.
@CrazyRightWinger, let's not bring religious stuff into this.
@dmany13, its how I live my life, I explained it so you would understand why people are not happy about it
@CrazyRightWinger, people are going to live in sin no matter what, and your children can’t escape it. It’s your job as the parent to lead by example and explain to them about love for others, even if those others’ lifestyles are against your beliefs.
@Fierce Deity Link, well I also don't let my kid watch all other kinds of content that is inappropriate for her age, its called parenting
@CrazyRightWinger, seeing a kiss from a same couple will not dement your child, after all all the gay people today grew up watching all hetero relationships. It obviously didn't make them think twice about it.
@Fierce Deity Link, The dude is just explaining *his* choice for what enters *his* home. Just like anyone else's choice to love whom they will, his choices aren't hurting anyone. Let him do his thing.
@CrazyRightWinger, the experience though could be valuable though, a lot of same-sex messages are becoming mainstream in everyday society and may help them learn to accept and adapt to others in the workforce. That, and it would teach them to accept others regardless, the same way Jesus did.
@Owlrus98, my kid already knows to love everybody regardless of their sins, we just don't endorse it.
@CrazyRightWinger, phew, good thing no one cares about your god
I’ve seen the film, and here’re my thoughts on it:
I really enjoyed the movie. I like science fiction, and I thought this was a fun sci-fi movie that happens to have a Toy Story tie-in. Outside of anime I think this might be the best animated science fiction action film I’ve seen since Treasure Planet. It may not be Pixar’s best entry, but it’s still an enjoyable one.
Now as for the kiss itself I don’t have a problem with it. So there’re two lesbian characters sharing a PDA in a movie - big deal. Considering it happens in a far-off future setting I’m really not that surprised by its presence in the story.
That being said, there are a couple of things about it that irk me.
At the very beginning of the movie there’s a brief prologue (not sure if that’s the right word here) that explains this is the film within the Toy Story universe that spawned the Buzz Lightyear franchise in 1995 which led to Andy getting a Buzz Lightyear toy for his birthday.
Think about that for a moment - that’s basically saying a big movie marketed towards kids (or at least started a toy line aimed at kids) was released in the mid90s featuring a lesbian couple sharing a kiss. From what I know and recall about the 90s that was still a rather conservative time for the country, and people in the LGBT community were harassed and looked down on. Remember the controversy that erupted when Ellen Degeneres revealed she was gay, and her coming out was written into her own sitcom? She faced a huge backlash for it and even almost got blacklisted from Hollywood because of it. If you think this is controversial right now imagine what it would’ve been like if this happened in ‘95. I think the vast majority of parents would be outraged and boycotting this film (as some are right now, but on a much bigger level). I just think expecting us to believe this happened in the mid90s seems very unrealistic.
In addition to that I thought the kiss reminded me a lot of the nonsense that occurred five years ago with Lefou’s “gay moment” in the Beauty and the Beast remake. People on both sides of the political aisle made a big deal about something insignificant that only lasted a few seconds and didn’t have an effect on the plot of the film whatsoever. That’s pretty much how it is with this movie. It honestly feels like Pixar is saying “Hey everybody, look at us! Look at how we’re being so tolerant and inclusive! PAY ATTENTION TO US, DAMN IT!” And yet when you watch this movie it’s basically a blink and you’ll miss it moment. The character’s wife is just there so the studio can try to cash in on diversity. Her background is never explored, her total screen time is less than 20 seconds, and she doesn’t even have any speaking lines.
She is quite literally a voiceless character whose presence (or lack thereof) doesn’t affect the story. The movie would’ve been exactly the same regardless of whether she was in it or not. For all the talk Disney/Pixar is making about trying to increase representation this feels like an extremely poor way to do it. If they actually had made the character someone who has lines, a well-written personality and someone who actually has an effect on the plot then maybe the studio would be deserving of some praise or commendation. But as it stands this just feels like cheap tokenism. Of course, I’m not part of the LGBT community so maybe it’s presumptuous of me to think most people feel this way. Maybe there are some individuals in that group who do think this, as small as it is, makes them feel seen.
For me personally though this is ultimately both a disservice to the audience and and an even bigger disservice to the minority being represented. And now the movie is struggling at the box office because people are able to see the overblown trifle that it really is.
If you get offended by 2 fictional animated characters shar a photo of same sex kissing, you are mentally fragile and weak. Get over it snowflake
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