isney has said Beauty and Beast “has not been and will not be cut” for Malaysia to remove a gay scene.

The live action film had been due to open in Malaysia on Thursday but the release is now in question.

The film has offended social conservatives for making LeFou, sidekick to villain Gaston, the first openly gay character in a Disney film.

Homosexual activity is illegal in Malaysia under both secular and religious laws.
It is punishable by a prison sentence or corporal punishment.

Gay characters can be shown in films, but only if they are portrayed negatively or repent.