China censors gay scenes from “Bohemian Rhapsody”

epa07029429 Us actor Rami Malek poses for the photographers during the photocall of the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Us director Bryan Singer (not pictured) in Rome, Italy, 18 September 2018. EPA-EFE/ANGELO CARCONI

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China has censored at least 10 scenes with gay references from the Oscar-winning movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” about British rock musician Freddie Mercury.

The film about the lead singer of British rock band Queen has earned more than 50 million yuan ($8 million) in box office revenue since opening in Chinese art house cinemas on Friday, according to Alibaba Pictures.

But at least three minutes of scenes, from a close-up of Mercury’s gyrating crotch as he performs, to a kiss with a male guest and the spanking of a female guest at a party, are missing.

This censorship of the scenes in “Bohemian Rhapsody”  has incensed a lot of Chinese viewer and many took to social media to vent their anger.

Via Reuters 

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