Russia Approves ‘Beauty And The Beast’ But Gives It Rated-R Equivalent “16+” Rating

By: Eric Donnelly

Beauty and the Beast is finally approved by the country’s culture minister, Vladimir Medinsky.

According to Mashable, the culture minister gave the film a “16+” age rating. “Medinsky came under pressure from an ultra-conservative MP, Vitaly Milonov, who sent him a letter urging him to take action against the film, calling it ‘a blatant, shameless propaganda of sin and perverted sexual relationships’ under the guise ‘of children’s fairy tales.'”

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All of this because the movie will feature the one of the first LGBTQ characters in a Disney princess movie, Le Fou. The country set up “gay propaganda” legislation back in 2013.

It’s pretty funny that a Disney movie has a Rated-R rating!

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