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“Beauty and the Beast” to feature first openly gay Disney character as LeFou longs for Gaston

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In translating Disney’s classic animated fairytale “Beauty and the Beast” to live-action, it’s more than just the strong visual style that will make a statement.

Revealed exclusively to British gay lifestyle magazine Attitude, the character of LeFou – Gaston’s sidekick, played by Josh Gad – will be openly gay.

It’s a first for the studio to feature an openly gay character in a fairytale film. While Disney has hinted at a few gay characters in the past, such as Oaken in “Frozen,” it’s all been relegated to subtext. LeFou’s sexuality will be prominent, according to director Bill Condon.

“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” reveals Condon to Attitude.

“He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realising 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.”

Josh Gad, of course, famously voiced Olaf the lovable snowman in “Frozen” for Disney, has now embraced an opportunity to embody what will soon be another legendary performance.

58 Comments

  1. Ken Hutchinson

    Semi-interesting story but in this day and age does anyone really care? Other than it being overdue.

    1. Steve

      SHOULD anyone really care, no. But sadly, I know a million moms (actually more like 3,623 according to Twitter) that will likely throw a fit that Disney is corrupting their children.

  2. TimP

    I’m surprised that no one has slammed LeFou for being a stereotypical gay like Birdcage. I did think Olaf was gay for a snowman. Maleficent is probably bi-sexual and likes the father and daughter although at different times. Disney is so tricky. You can never know.

  3. Caleb

    Hmm…I thought he seemed a little feminine in that “Gaston” clip they just released. I’ll have to wait and see what people say when the movie comes out because there was an article I read before Finding Dory came out that quoted Ellen Degeneres in saying that there was going to be a gay stingray character in the film. But when I saw Finding Dory I don’t recall seeing a gay stingray character. We’ll see if it’s an “in your face thing” or just subtly implied for those looking for it.

  4. Holly

    Some of you are absolutely correct about mom’s throwing a fit…as it should be! Those of us that are not mental degenerates want to protect our kids from all the trash that is currently coming to fruition…what with all these people now pushing for transgenderism, pedophilia and homosexuality to be legal and welcomed by society. It is bad enough that baby killers/abortionists get away with murder on daily basis. When are all you fruity men going to step up and fight for what is right? Why should people have the liberal agenda constantly shove this crap in our faces? If you want to live in sin, do so without trying to get everyone else to accept your sin. Noone is condemning you for it, except perhaps God….You get to live with your deranged mentality as free as the person next to you. Just because you are uncomfortable living with your mental affliction is no reason to push it on everyone else, so you can feel ‘normal’. Those of us that know we are accountable to God for our actions want to protect our children from all this nonsense….let them keep with them the little bit of innocence that is only there for such a short span of time, before it is ripped away from them with all this BS!

    1. Paul

      You are a small minded woman. The real world goes on all around us.

    2. Paul

      Plus… for your information you old cow. I’m not uncomfortable with the way I feel. So deal with it you bible bashing freak.

      1. Holly

        You obviously are uncomfortable…otherwise you wouldn’t be resorting to crude language. The level of immaturity that you idiot millennial s have is so astounding. I am so ashamed to be part of this generation. Please keep your filthy sexual inclinations to yourself and stop pushing them on my children….They don’t need your mental issues being pushed on them.

        1. Badulf

          Holly, I am with you 100%. This is obviously an agenda from the social just left that consider heterosexual monogamy a moral crime by their standards, very good to know that there are parents out there that are protecting their children from degeneracy.

          1. Holly

            Absolutely Badulf…..It is so sad that the right has been forced to keep their mouth’s shut for fear of these lunatics. I used to enjoy watching Disney movies and now with two little one’s of my own, we have to be vigilant of every little thing thanks to allowing most of these misfit’s to run society!

        2. Kenneth

          I think your God might object to your judging people.

    3. Sandra Cooper

      Who the hell do you think you are? First of all, do you think that just because you “shelter” your child from homosexuality that they would never be gay? NEWSFLASH…..It doesn’t work. The only degenerate here is YOU! I love how you Bible thumpers always want to talk about God and sin. Well, you know what……If there was such a thing as God, I’m sure he would not be appreciative of that filthy, disgusting, judgemental mouth of yours. Also, if God is so perfect and God is so great, then why would God create homosexuals; and not just humans but throughout the ENTIRE animal kingdom? See, using your flawed logic, then God is NOT perfect. Is that what you’re telling me? Finally, you’re one to talk about mental affliction. You believe in something unseen. You believe in this magical guy in the sky who will condemn all who don’t obey him. While you’re at it, you should also believe in magical unicorns and fairies. I think the one with the mental affliction here is the one suffering from magical thinking, an invisible Man, and delusions…..ahem….YOU!!! Oh yeah, and to add to your delusions and magical thinking, where did you ever get the idea that people are trying to make pedophilia legal? When you can provide one, just one reliable source (no, some Christian news BS doesn’t count), I will retract my statement. I will have you know that statistically, straight men have a higher rate of pedophilia and sex offenses. Oh, and let’s not forget our Holy Priests that preach the Bible but go behind closed doors and molest the altar boys.
      So tell me again, what authority do you have to make such ignorant, hateful, inaccurate, and just plain stupid comments.

      1. Holly

        First, your hatred for Christianity comes out loud and clear. Where did I say I was a Christian? I am one and happy to be one I might add. But look how you automatically jumped right to the bible. I try to shelter my child from all evil. Period. Not just from homosexuality. I do have a moral compass, which you seem to lack. You can live your life believing there isn’t one and when you die, you’ll know for sure and your entire life will have been for nothing. But if you do believe there is a God and live for him, you can spend your eternity knowing you did right by him. Jumping to conclusions and saying I should believe in unicorns and fairies is precisely what all you ignorant liberals do. You cannot use ‘reasoning’ to justify anything because your head’s are too far up your asses trying to justify your sin nature. Just because there are straight men that are molesters and rapists, does in no way justify homosexuals and pedophiles and transgenders. Both are just as bad. Your example of pedophila, milo yiannopoulos, sits right there for all the world to see….You people just can’t stop with your horrid agenda and just let everyone be. You have to keep pushing it on innocent little kids until they are warped up and deluded to the point of ended up with your kind of messed up mentality. You want to teach your kids to be pedophiles and transgender’s and homosexuals? go for it. They are your kids! I will teach mine what I know to be right….so they don’t end up being confused and messed up. You people want respect, but it is evident, you can’t even show it with a civil conversation.

        1. Holly

          Oh and God did not CREATE homosexuals….I don’t know where you ended up with that delusion. He created MEN & WOMEN who have free will.

        2. Sandra Cooper

          My assumption was spot on, as only Christians are as hateful as you are. Civility went out the window when you called homosexuals degenerates. You claim that people should just be able to live and be without an agenda being shoved down their throats. Why should your Christian agenda be thrown down ours? I’m not gay but I have many people whom I love that are gay. They are NOT degenerates. The degenerates are the ones that judge, like you do. You’re a horrible person. In order to get respect you have to earn it, and you are not worthy of my respect. You are a hypocrite who clenches to your Bible, yet behave in the most despicable way by judging other human beings and resorting to making them feel less than human as if you are better than them. You, my dear, are everything that is wrong with society. If your God did not create them, then explain to me who did because it is my understanding that God created everything and God is omnipotent. Isaiah 44:24 “Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: “I am the Lord, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself.”
          So…..Is your book lying? Are you misinformed? Are you just ignorant? Please explain yourself because right now all I can gather is that you are a hating Bible thumpers who if I were to guess has lacked a moral compass in her past and has now turned to Christianity as a sad attempt to redeem herself. And in this, I know I’m pretty spot on.

          1. DooM

            “Only Christians are as hateful as you are.” Interesting, considering that it’s actually Islam that will murder homosexuals for the crime of being homosexual. Your hatred for Christianity is quite obvious, but if you consider Christians to be the most hateful, you are sadly mistaken. But… that is not surprising, as you are most likely a liberal Democrat who loves spreading your buttcheeks for the tyranny of Islam. Prayer time is coming up, Sandra. Better get on your knees and open your mouth for Allah.

          2. Carrrie

            Hi Sandra. I have no comment on the movie or character. I just wanted to answer your question is all…about God creating everything. Actually God didn’t create homosexuals. This occurred due to the fall of Adam when sin entered into the world. Sin entered in through man’s choice, not God’s. Then came death, sickness, sin nature, etc. This includes all sin, any sin. God didn’t create us to sin. That was a choice. So that’s how it happened. In the beginning, this was not so. He created everything perfect, then it got corrupted. Scripture has to be studied in context. That means one scripture can’t just be pulled out of a paragraph and quoted. In depth study is required to get the full meaning. One must read every scripture on a subject as well as research. That is the issue I see when people, including Christians, quote scriptures.

            However, I also agree it is not helpful to be judgmental. It is God’s love the brings people to repentance and He is clear that everyone sins, straight or gay, so no one can throw stones. NO ONE EARNS SALVATION THROUGH THEIR WORKS, HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS. This is a free gift.

            How do I know? Titus 3:4 says “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” Again, the focus here is on kindness and love and not the things we have done to earn it.

            Also, Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” So NO ONE can boast.

            Preaching hate is wrong. Why? Because no one wants to come to a God they believe hates them. It pushes people away from God, which the bible also warns against, because it stumbles others and Jesus said woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes (but I don’t see a lot of Christians being concerned with that!) John 14:21 says God loves anyone who loves His Son.

            Now I’m not saying we have a license to sin but there is a BALANCE. It is by the display of love that Christians are to be recognized (John 13:35). There are enough religions marked by intolerance and hate. Christianity is not supposed to be one of them. Blessings to you and have a good day.

        3. Sandra Cooper

          As for milo yiannopoulos, he’s a self loathing Twink. Please…….You use him as your example? Come on, lady. You have to do better than that. He is an attention whore who lives for the controversy he creates. He says so himself.

          1. Holly

            No matter how many examples come your way, you liberal’s will pull crap out of thin air to suit your agenda. So honestly, there is little point in chatting with someone that can’t see reason beyond what they ‘feel’…..I’m not asking for your respect. Frankly, I couldn’t care less if you gave it to me, because you mean nothing to me. However, you do seem incapable of having a civilized conversation which most grown adults are and should be capable of…With that said, it’s really difficult to converse with a lunatic that can’t see reason and just want’s to hate Christians or God in general. At any rate, let’s try this again….I’m not just calling homosexual’s degenerates. I’m calling all transgender’s, pedophiles, homosexual groupies (such as yourself) mentally unstable. Mentally unstable people need help to get better, not have it become a social celebration. When you have a disease, you don’t let it thrive, you get help for it until you are better. As far as being judgmental, I don’t see how calling sin “sin” is judgmental. I’m not naming any name’s or singling anyone out. So frankly my dear, the hypocrisy lies on your end….Please, try to THINK before you speak instead of throwing out a bunch of gibberish. God created PEOPLE – MEN & WOMEN not “HOMOSEXUALITY”. And to reiterate, he gave us FREE WILL which allows people to sin and go against their true nature. That is why homosexuals are unable to procreate. I don’t expect you will get that being’s you can’t seem to comprehend the difference between right and wrong and are too focused on throwing out random insults that make no sense.

      2. Tara

        Sandra- EXACTLY!
        Who cares if hes gay? Has anyone listened to him sing in the orignal movie? He has feelings for Gaston and always have. Always someone to sexualize something that wasnt meant to be. Anyone can love whom they choose, get over it. Some people are just ignorant.

        1. Sandra Cooper

          She is a complete contradiction. She says I am incapable of a civilized conversation, yet her first comment lacked any civility whatsoever. She claims to be a “scientist” but believes the nonsense that she believes. She’s a total waste of time. I feel sorry for her kids if one of them are gay. She’s the kind of horrible mother that would send them to “pray the gay away” or disown them. Perhaps she doesn’t understand the concept of unconditional love.

    4. Amanda Pike

      I sincerely hope you’re not actually a mother. Only a monster would associate homosexuality as being akin to pedophilia.

      1. Sandra Cooper

        She is a disgusting a vile human being who is only going to cause nothing but damage to her children. How she equates homosexuality with pedophilia is beyond me. Neither my brother nor any of our friends are pedophiles. They are a million times better of a human being than this hateful sorry excuse for a person, much less a mother will ever be.

    5. MykeTV

      The reality is that YOU are the type of trash that all children should be protected from. If you have kids, they should be removed from you and adopted by two loving, married women. If you believe in God, you should believe in Love. Instead, your behavior evokes the fallen angel, Lucifer and his serpent form.

    6. Colton

      I will not hold my tongue on this. Holly, you are so naive. I understand that you want what is best for you child(ren), but “protecting” them from something like this is teaching them to hate. I am openly gay, and you can attempt to tell me that I chose this lifestyle all you want, but the hard truth of the matter is that this is, and always was, who I am. I didn’t wake up one day and decide that I was gay. I didn’t learn it from someone; rather it’s a part of me, imbued into my DNA. You don’t understand this because you aren’t like me. You aren’t like anyone in the LGBTQ+ community. I won’t tell you that you are a sinner or the antichrist or anything for being who you are, so what entitles you to do the same to anyone else? You’re playing God and letting your piousness get the better of you. Get informed because it sounds like you have a lot to learn about this world. Teach your child about what love is, and let him/her find their own place. I believe Disney is doing the proper thing here by introducing this topic in a lighthearted and smart manner; it has nothing to do with anyone’s “liberal agenda” being shoved into your face. Again, if that’s how you perceive this scenario, get more informed and try to see the world in a different light other than your own closed minded way you currently view it.

      And in the future, if you truly are a Christian, maybe you should take another look at the Commandments, and attempt to treat others with the same respect that you want, because at this rate, you’re behaving like someone who is on track to go right down to hell with the rest of us gays (or so you believe). Shape up.

    7. Bonnie

      I agree with you 110% Holly. I’m so disappointed to hear this. I was so looking forward to this movie. And for those who are claiming we are close minded, you make up 1.5% of the population, the rest of us think as Holly and I do but you sure scream and whine the loudest! You demand tolerance and acceptance but you don’t give it to anyone who thinks differently than you do. You just start name calling. What a bunch of hypocrites!

    8. Roman Hernandez

      I agree with you 100% Holly.

  5. Greg

    So disappointed as I was really looking forward to seeing this. But I will not give my money to support Disney putting a gay character in a children’s film, solely to make a statement, and believe me, that is the only reason this is occurring. Leave the politics out of children’s movies please. TERRIBLE MOVE DISNEY! So much for being the leader in family entertainment.

    1. MykeTV

      It’s not politics, its a live-action musical based on an animated movie that was created by many talented artists, MANY of them gay. It is also a fairy tale about an underage woman who runs away from home and falls in love with a giant animal-man, while being his prisoner.

      Disney doesn’t need your box office money, stay home. You will not be missed.

      1. V

        This has to be the best comment here LOL

  6. Former Disney Parent

    So upset about this!!! I have young sons and am NOT going to raise them to be CONFUSED and MISGUIDED. What? Anything goes?!! We love Disney and visit the parks every year but if they have the AUDACITY to bring this controversial topic into children’s films then I will NO LONGER support the Disney company. Such a shame!!!!!!! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible!

    1. Paul

      You are horrible, horrible, horrible.

      1. yeah, that’ll change their mind….

      2. Bonnie

        Here’s a good example of the typical hypocritical response. We say we won’t take our children to see this movie and you start name calling, yeah what great roll models you are!

    2. I will bet my next hopper pass upgrade that this whole thing will be played for laughs anyway. There is WAY too much bending out of shape over this.

    3. Sandra Cooper

      Yes, shelter your children from the world around them because they will never go to school and experience the real world. While you’re at it, take your kids and build a nice round bubble to shove them in so that they don’t become infected with real world issues. You know what’s also a great idea….HOMESCOOLING! Yes, home school your kids so that instead of being gay, they can just become socially inept, socially awkward little misfits. That should keep the gay away. 😑

      1. Badulf

        You and your entire PC collective are not as open minded as you claim to be, children shouldn’t have to be indoctrinated to degeneracy and cultural Marxism.

        1. Sandra Cooper

          Honey, no one wants to indoctrinate your kids into anything except the priests you people entrust your kids with. Oh, and for the record, humans are not “indoctrinated” into being gay. They either are or aren’t.

          1. Holly

            And who came up with that idea that ‘gay’ is instilled into you? Oh wait, you ‘feel’ that way, so it must be true. Just like if I ‘feel’ like I’m a “tomato”, I must be one. Yes, they indeed are being indoctrinated into being gay! People are not born that way. They choose to be that way! Stop with the lies!

        2. Sandra Cooper

          Holly: How are they being indoctrinated into being gay? Explain that to me. Are they going door to door reading scripture from The Book of RuPaul and sprinkling fairy dust on your children forehead in the shape of a rainbow while singing the famous hymn “It’s Raining Men”? Yeah, I didn’t think so. If you don’t believe that being gay is not learned behavior and it’s something you’re just born as, then let me introduce you to this thing called Science. I know…..all science books are the work of the devil, but you really should give it a whirl. Here are some suggestions:
          Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce Bagemihl, Ph.D
          Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People by Joan Roughgarden (an evolutionary biologist – although I know Christians feel evolution is BS)
          Try it.

          1. Holly

            Okay since this is difficult for you to comprehend, there isn’t much point, but here goes anyway. They are being indoctrinated by teaching children it is “okay” to be gay – spreading it to innocent little minds that don’t know the difference between right and wrong and trying to make it appear cool. As far as science, lady you don’t know the meaning of science – otherwise you would believe in a creator. You are too far immersed in all this rubbish to see for yourself that we didn’t evolve from rocks! Good God, would you rather believe that than believe that there is an intelligent creator? Really? I’m a scientist myself and I know better….you just choose to follow along with whatever the media says. As long as it’s in a text book, it must be true…….duuuuuuuuuuh. When pedophiles become legit, I’m sure you will be holding up a flag and calling for all children to step forward. Oh and I’m sure you support baby killing as well…go figure. At any rate, enjoy your delusions, I have much better things to do – such as protect my children from this crap.

        3. Sandra Cooper

          Oh, Holly…..you simple minded little soul. I actually feel very sorry for you. It must be so difficult to live with so much hate in that black wicked little heart of yours. For the record, I understand science extremely well. I have spent my life in the scientific field. See, my books are actual facts. They are based on empirical research. Yours is based on a what I equate to mythology. It’s a neat story, until delusional people like yourself take it as factual. It’s as if I were to take, say, Lord of the Rings as factual and believe in Hobbits and Elves. Do you know why kids who finally have the courage to come out as gay are told it’s OK? Because HORRIBLE parents like yourself spend a lifetime shaming homosexuals so when their kid turns out to be gay, HORRIBLE parents like you disown them. YOU are the reason there is such a high suicide rate among the community. YOU are the reason hate and bigotry still exists. YOU are nothing more than a disgusting and filthy bully whom your children need protection from because you are rotting their brain, spewing hate from that vile hole in your face, and doing them damage in either 1 of 2 ways……Creating more hateful and disgusting human beings like yourself OR, and wouldn’t this be rich, making them feel like absolute garbage should one of your children be gay. Don’t be so sure that would never happen because I guarantee you, no parent thinks their kid is gay until they find out they are.
          As for you being a scientist. I highly doubt that. It’s laughable that you have the gall to tell me that if I knew anything about science I would believe in a creator. You can’t be serious. Everything you are and stand for couldn’t be less scientific if you tried. It is a direct contradiction to every scientific fact that exists. You believe in Creationism. Well, I have news for you, lady, evolution is a scientific FACT. The tyrant in the sky did not create us. Furthermore, what makes your crappy bible FACT and a textbook fiction? Explain that to me Mrs. Science Lady.
          Here’s the deal, lady, you are the one who is DELUSIONAL! I don’t even know how pedophilia came into this conversation to begin with but here’s my advice to you. If you want to protect your kids from pedophiles then stay away from Church. You brought up Milo in a previous comment. Do you recall WHO he said molested him? A PRIEST. Oh, but you managed to leave out that pertinent piece of information from your comment. All of these holier than thou people like yourself are the most repressed degenerates I have ever met, which is perhaps why whenever we hear of a church scandal it’s because some priest got frisky with a kid. So please, spare me your bullshit and learn how to be a MOTHER and not a disgusting and vile human being that your children will grow to be ashamed of. I am willing to bet my life that if one of your kids were to tell you they were gay, you would shame them, ship them off to some church sponsored conversion therapy, and when that fails, you would disown them. And yes, I say church sponsored because the American Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the DSM. If you don’t know what that is, it is The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. To be more specific, in 1973 it was declassified as a mental disorder and completely removed in it’s 3rd edition. See, I know this because I have a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology. I also have spent years studying Biology. So, for you to tell me that I do NOT understand science is a ridiculous assumption, which only proves without a shadow of a doubt that you, my dear, are in the habit of spewing things which have not been proven or presented to you as facts……aka…..LIES! BTW….who told you we evolved from rocks? Rocks! An object that does not contain a single living cell. Have you ever read a book on evolution? Do you know anything about Biology at all? As for my ability to know the difference between right and wrong, I am fully competent and know what’s right and what’s wrong. I don’t need a book that is chock full of wrongdoings to tell me the difference between right and wrong. You know what I do have…EMPATHY. EMPATHY is what distinguishes psychopaths from non-psychopaths. It’s my empathy and understanding of human beings that provides me the innate knowledge to know that discriminating and calling people degenerates and pedophiles simply because of whom they love is WRONG. You, on the other hand, seem to lack that which makes you lean more towards being a psychopath, and a psychopath should certainly not be raising children. But then again, you seem like you would do anything to please your God, just as Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son to prove his fear of God. With this, I leave you with my favorite song lyrics:
          “Console yourselves
          That a scientific death is better than a fairy tale
          Of the eternal life

          Control yourselves
          Because the man in the sky is a tyrant and a lonely psychopath
          Dreamed up to steal your minds”

          (song from IAMX – “I Salute You Christopher”)

          1. Carrrie

            Interesting conversation. As usual I find there is truth on both sides. As for my research and study, and intuition, for what its worth, I’ve found that some choose and others are born pre-disposed. It’s not one or the other. People are not that simple. So I prayed about this because I wanted to know and scripture says do not lean upon your own understanding. Now I know you don’t believe in prayer but that’s ok. Either way this is what I discovered:

            1. There is something called generational iniquity. This is something that is passed down through a family line and predisposes family members to certain issues (i.e. sins). Not just homosexuality but just about anything. It’s not hard to identify. We see it all the time but don’t identify what it is. For example, we see that alcoholism can run in a family, mental illness, cancer, diabetes, drug addiction, etc. We see physical, mental as well as emotional disease/problems can run in a family. This also includes homosexuality, which is why sometimes you will find there are many in one family. This is why there are those who feel they are born this way and technically they are. (As an interesting side note suicide ran in Ernest Hemingway’s family.)

            2. Sometimes people do choose. I’ve literally heard some people say they have. I was watching Judge Mathis one day and one of his litigants was suing his ex-girlfriend but had brought his new male lover with him. He told the Judge he would only be with men now & because his relationship was so bad with the ex, he will never be with another woman. Judge Mathis has a gay brother and is a strong gay advocate. So, he mentioned to the man that he himself had the understanding that people were born that way. This man reiterated, that he chose. It’s just most people aren’t going to admit that because of the stigma. (Now this was on TV and recorded, so this can be proven that I’m not making it up.) Many lesbians I’ve talked to have said the same thing (my sisters co-workers). I’ve heard men say they do it for “birth control.” They know for a fact they aren’t getting anybody pregnant. May sound crazy, but they have their own reasons.

            3. Quite a few people who identify as homosexual had some sort of sexual molestation or early childhood sexual experiences that could’ve effected their sexuality. I only began looking into this because I heard Dr. Drew on his show say that it is proven that being molested as a child effects your sexuality and sexual identity. So I began listening and looking around. I didn’t contact any psychologists or therapists and ask by the way.

            It is amazing how many admit to having had this happen to them as a child, now you even bring up Milo. I was like, wow, another one! I’ve heard that Rosie O’Donnell, Ellen Degeneres, Chaz Bono, all had something along these lines happen in their childhood. That may also explain why there is such a high rate of drug abuse in the gay community as they may be trying to dull pain from childhood that has not been dealt with and they don’t even know it. So, this would mean, that is it an unconscious choice. They don’t even realize they were effected this way and need compassion and healing. So, this is right in between-the gray area. Where so much truth lies!

            There is more but no time to go into it. No one may even care. But the point was that it’s not a black or white issue. Not everyone is the same, has the same background, the same issues, the same mindset, goals, agenda, etc. Some people have been genuinely hurt and need understanding. Either way, we can’t judge, because we can’t LOOK at a person and tell any of this. So we can’t be so dogmatic that we are right…that’s it a choice, or that it’s not. It’s both…and that’s not really that shocking. People can’t be easily categorized and put in boxes, and we should stop trying. Well, I don’t frequent this site, so I’m done. Best wishes to everyone. “Acquire wisdom;
            And with all your acquiring, get understanding.” Prov. 4:7

  7. Eric

    Lmao!! All these hypocritical conservative, closet bigots on this thread are cracking me up! I hope more of you stick to Veggie Tales and boycott Disney so the crowds slim down at the parks, oh yeah and the company won’t be hurting from losing your money. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

  8. DooM

    This is a children’s movie. Leave the perversions out of it and let it be a CHILDREN’S movie.

    1. Sandra Cooper

      First of all, I dislike ALL religion. I think they are all the same crap fantasy fairy tale backwards mentality BS. Yes, I do think Islam IS more dangerous than Christianity and I do NOT spread anything for Islam. Quite the opposite….I don’t give a rats ass about any religion because it’s all a farce and the purposeful suspension of reasoning, intelligence, and progress. Lastly, you call me a Liberal Democrat…..WRONG! I have no party affiliation because I vote based on the issues, not the party. I am liberal on some issues and conservative on others. Know why? Because I can think for myself. So, your comment about my hatred for Christianity and love for Islam is IGNORANT, STUPID, and definitely ASSUMED. I’m an equal right girl….I hate ALL religions. So how about YOU get on your knees and eat crow!!!

  9. LeAnna

    I am not ok with Disney caving in to the pressure from liberals and activists. I do not agree with this lifestyle choice, but I do have friends who are homosexual and love them as I do my heterosexual friends. This story did not need to be updated. It was a wonderful story when it first came out and should have remained so. As far as calling people names who disagree with this, that is childish and small-minded. It is also hypocritical. You can’t demand open-mindedness and acceptance from others and then refuse to give it yourself.

    Children should not be exposed to things like this in this manner. They already see so much in the world around them. Let entertainment remain entertainment. Leave the political and social agendas out of it!

    1. Kenneth

      It is their story, you know.

  10. Amanda Pike

    For God’s sake! First you guys take Belle’s love of books and turn into into “She’s fighting The man! Women weren’t supposed to read!” (which contradicts French history And now THIS! Le Fou was a toadie. Yes, he sucked up to Gaston but now you just turned him into a stereotype instead of a fun sidekick trope. http://www.insidethemagic.net/2017/03/beauty-and-the-beast-to-feature-first-openly-gay-disney-character-as-lefou-longs-for-gaston/ Also Disney had a gay character already. Disney’s Gargoyles, Lexington. He was confirmed as gay in the comics. And finally, you had the Gender non-conforming / Transvestite Pleakley in Lilo and Stitch. As a bisexual woman I feel like this is pandering and not well…

  11. Amanda Pike

    Damn it, Disney! I was defending you! Claiming Le Fou is your first official Gay character is like claiming Jim Crow from Dumbo is your first black character!

  12. Emily

    The comments here are ridiculous. Wake up, it’s 2017. So, you’re going to boycott a movie that centers around a heterosexual relationship over one gay person in the movie? This movie is sexual? Let kids be kids? They’re too innocent for this? How do I tell my kids? “Belle is love with the Beast. Lefou is in love with Gaston.” Period. End. Kids will not only understand, but they won’t literally care that there’s a gay character. They’ll only think it’s a big deal if you make it a big deal. Sick of people throwing tantrums if there’s one gay person in something.

    1. TimP

      And I thought Lumière was the gay character in Beauty and the Beast. Actually he isn’t since he is in love with the feather duster and he was the matchmaker between Belle and the Beast, but what if he is gay? He’ll be an excellent gay chef. He sings “Be My Guest” well. He could be a butt-ler instead.

      Some want Elsa to be a Lesbian. What if this came true? It wouldn’t be far off. Elsa seems to hate her sister, but what if she had a secret crush on her and the impediment was solved by being able to control her frozen powers. Only problem is what to do with Kristoff. Keep him frozen in the dungeon. Elsa and Anna will be a new sisters couple giving new meaning to sisterly love.

      1. V

        LMAO this is great!

  13. nnr

    How come those who are upset with the open homosexuality in this movie don’t find it equally as terrifying that a woman falls in love with an animal? Aren’t they worried that their children will now think bestiality is okay?!? I find the hypocrisy hilarious! LOL – All kidding aside, isn’t the whole message behind the story to learn how to move pass initial judgements and accept someone for who they are on the inside?

  14. Sarah

    Guys, it’s just one character so please don’t get out of shape about it, and also Christians and and other beliefs, please don’t fight about this . I love Disney movies 😀😀😀

  15. Amanda Pike

    Please stop claiming Le Fou in Beauty and The Beast is the first openly gay Disney character.

    Le Fou is NOT the first openly gay Disney character.

    That distinction goes to Lexington from Disney’s Gargoyles. Though not out of the closet in the show the season three comic book does allow Lexington to come out openly as gay. The comics are by Greg Weisman (the show’s creator) and are canon. Lexington is the first officially gay Disney character.

    And the Disney TV show Once Upon a Time has the now canon Lesbian couple of the bisexual Red (Little Red Riding Hood) and Dorothy (The Wizard Of Oz) .

    There is also a bisexual Mulan, who has an unrequited love for Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).

    In fact Disney’s first non-comedic Lesbian kiss was Dorothy and Red in Disney’s Once Upon a Time Season five.

    Also though sexual orientation is not specific Pleakley of Lilo and Stitch was gender non-conforming, preferring woman’s clothing to male. And it’s not just an alien thing. Pleakley knows it’s generally considered female clothing.

  16. Rick Kelley

    I think the Gay agenda has gone far enough. No one cares what people do in private. Shame on Disney if they purposely promote homosexuality. All they are going to accomplish is peeving of a lot of Parents and Grandparents. I have been a Disney fan my whole life but I will not support further corruption of good morals.

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