A new report by Faith Driven Consumer (FDC) has revealed that the majority of consumers whose faith influences their decisions are less likely to see Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast due to the film’s inclusion of a gay character.
As ChristianHeadlines.com previously reported, the remake features a character who experiences same-sex attraction to the film’s villain, Gaston.
"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston," movie director Bill Condon said of the character, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"He’s confused about what he wants," Condon continued. "It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie."
FDC’s research regarding this new film and faith-driven consumers revealed that 95 percent of them are less likely to see Beauty and the Beast due to Disney’s first “exclusively gay moment.”
The research also revealed that 94 percent of faith-driven consumers are less likely to spend money to see any Disney film in general due to the inclusion of this gay character.
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Publication date: March 15, 2017