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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.

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