September 28, 2022
Actor Chris Evans welcomed the same-sex kiss in the movie Lightyear, in which he voices the lead character.

Actor Chris Evans welcomed the same-sex kiss in the movie Lightyear, in which he voices the lead character.

As the titular character Buzz Lightyear, Evans was happy that Disney opted to keep the kiss in the film. The actor lamented that the scene was considered “news” at all.

“It makes me happy,” Evans said of the kiss. “It’s tough to not be a little frustrated that it even has to be a topic of discussion.”

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES BANS PIXAR’S LIGHTYEAR

“The goal is that we can get to a point where it is the norm and that this doesn’t have to be some uncharted waters — that eventually this is just the way it is,” Evans went on. “Look, it’s an honor to be a part of something that is taking those steps, but the goal is to look back on this time and just be shocked that it took us this long to get there.”

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Between the time Evans made the statement and when it was published, the United Arab Emirates announced it would be banning the film due to the kiss, which is shared by two female characters who are married. Saudi Arabia also subsequently banned the film.

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