There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the new Disney remake of the classic story, Beauty and the Beast.
The film's director, Bill Condon (pictured below), created a firestorm on social media after saying the new film would contain Disney's first "exclusively gay moment."
Christians and others felt the words were completely inappropriate, especially to be used to describe a classic children's story from Disney. Some spoke out on social media while others organized boycotts of the film.
Condon is an openly gay director who is now in hot water for another comment he said during an interview in 2012. While speaking with Passport Magazine, Condon was asked what is the first thing he does when he gets to a hotel room.
What is first thing you do when you get into a hotel room?
"I wish I could say I’m like Ian McKellen and immediately go rip pages out of the Bible, but there don’t seem to be Bibles in the hotel rooms I stay in these days. So it’s figuring out how to get online," said Condon.
Wow. The thought that the same director behind a Disney children's movie wants to rip the Bible to shreds is appalling. It is no wonder why he wants to create a gay subplot to the film.
Petitions to boycott the movie have popped up all across the internet with many Christians vowing to not see the film.
Watch the clip below to see Condon discuss the "gay moment" in the film.
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