Warner Bros. takes heat for removing film’s LGBTQ content to appease Chinese censors

Variety reported on April 12 that “references to a gay relationship in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ were edited out of the movie by Warner Bros. for the film’s release in China.”

According to the outlet, Warner Brothers “accepted China’s request to remove six seconds from the movie,” which runs 142 minutes. 

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 08:  Writer J.K. Rowling attends "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald" World Premiere at UGC Cine Cite Bercy on November 8, 2018 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 08:  Writer J.K. Rowling attends “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald” World Premiere at UGC Cine Cite Bercy on November 8, 2018 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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