“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was banned in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait for LGBTQ content, and was subsequently withdrawn in Egypt.
Earlier news said that the reason was that Miss America in the movie would follow the gay setting of the comics, but in fact the character has not officially come out of the closet in the movie.
According to media reports, the actual reason is that Miss AmericaAmerica Chavez mentioned in the film that he has two mothers, which also involves LGBTQ, and homosexuality is illegal in the entire Bay Area.
In an interview, the director of the Saudi film rating said: Saudi Arabia did not ban “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, but asked to cut 12 seconds of the lesbian character “Miss America” talking about her “two mothers” scene, but It was rejected by Disney.
The latter said it would not make any edits to the film, saying it wanted to maintain the integrity of the film.
Angry viewers in many banned areas pointed their finger at the 15-year-old Xochitl Gomez, the actor of Miss America, who left comments and insults on social software such as her ins, saying that she prevented the film from being released in her own country. , get her out of the MCU Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But at the same time, many Marvel fans expressed their support, and Xochitl Gomez also thanked everyone for their comfort and encouragement.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” opens in Northern America on May 6, 2022, with just one week left.