China censors gay scenes from “Bohemian Rhapsody”
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.