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was being reviewed but upset because it was being reviewed for a very (silly) reason.”
Fellow actress Nur Fazura Sharifuddin tweeted: “Tayangan ‘Beauty & The Beast’ dibatalkan hanya kerana? Haih.. Saya tak sangka iman mereka senipis kulit bawang.” (The screening of Beauty And The Beast has been cancelled because of...? It’s unbelievable how fragile some people’s faith is.)
Actress Elfira Loy tweeted: “Im going to Singapore, bye”, suggesting she might go to Singapore to catch the film, should it not be screened here.
Stage actor Peter Ong wrote in his Facebook that nobody should determine what entertainment he should see based on someone else’s religious, cultural or intellectual inferiority. “Please leave my Disney enjoyment alone! Sekian!”
On Monday, The Walt Disney Company (Malaysia) issued a press statement of a postponement to the screening date of its highly-anticipated live-action film Beauty And The Beast due to “an internal review of release date”.
The film was scheduled for its premiere here tomorrow. It was also taken off the line-up at GSC and TGV cinemas.
However, the company did not elaborate further on the statement, causing many to assume it was due to the Malaysian Censorship Board (LPF), to be exact — flexing its muscle over certain subversive agenda.
The LPF said the film, with a minor edit, was approved for screening here with a P13 parental guidance classification.
Now the ball is in the film distributor’s court to have the film screened in the cinemas.
Attempts to contact Disney Malaysia failed.