13 Most Controversial Movie Moments Of 2017

13. LeFou's "Gay Moment" - Beauty & The Beast

Beauty And The Beast LeFou Josh Gad

The Moment: After Gaston's (Luke Evans) sidekick LeFou (Josh Gad) spends much of the movie not-so-subtly hinting at his affection for his pal, he gets an "exclusively gay moment" at the end of the movie, as director Bill Condon put it, in which he's seen dancing with another man.

Why It's Controversial: This is actually controversial for two reasons. Firstly, the film was banned in Malaysia because of the moment, but on the other hand, many LBGTQ advocates called foul that Disney's first openly gay character was a bumbling sidekick, and that the moment was so innocuous after there being so much positive press about Disney's "progressive" decision.

It was a small moment that was ultimately blown wildly out of proportion on both sides of the political spectrum. Is LeFou dancing with another man, who may or may not be gay, for a whole three seconds really much of a victory for society?


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