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Onward: Why Is The Disney Movie Being Banned In Some Countries


David Mudd

For all the Disney fans out there, here is some bad news. ‘Onward’ Disney/Pixar’s family film has been banned because it’s content contains Lesbian references.

About The Movie


Two high school mythical being siblings, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an excursion to find if there is still somewhat enchantment forgot about there to go through one final day with their dad, who passed on when they were too youthful even to consider remembering him.

Dan Scanlon is the director of the movie, and Kori Rae is the producer.

  • Keith Bunin
  • Starring
  • Tom Holland
  • Chris Pratt
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Octavia Spencer

The above-mentioned star cast will be the voice of the movie.

Disney Movie Being Banned In Some Countries?

The world is looking forward to watching this fantastic movie. But, the film shows an allusion to the LGBTQ bond between the two secondary characters. Due to this, some of the countries are banning the screening of this movie. Given below is the list –

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar

Along with these, Russia, which has a history of banning or censoring LGBT content, edited the scene by changing the word “girlfriend” to “partner.”


Lena Waithe is voicing one of the purple cyclops characters. Her character is the first-ever gay character to be shown in a Disney movie. Waithe in an interview with Variety said –

“I was just like, ‘It sounds weird,'” Waithe recalled. “I even have a gay voice, I think. Like, I don’t think I sound right saying ‘husband.’ They were like, ‘Oh yeah, do that.’ They were so cool and chill. And it ended up being something special.”

Due to her character, a lot of women belonging to several activists groups are upholding issues with this candidness. As per a report from the site LGBTQ Nation, One Million Moms, a division of the American Family Association, has disagreed with Waithe’s character.


Their websites read- “There have been numerous attempts by Disney to indoctrinate children with the LGBTQ agenda discretely and now more overtly,”

“As moms, we all want to know when Disney is attempting to desensitize our children by normalizing the LGBTQ lifestyle.”