The much awaited movie of Marvels, Eternals gets banned in 3 countries Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait because the movie shows the relationship of same sex couple. It should be noted that all the three countries that went for a ban are Islamic countries and homosexuality is considered wrong and unforgivable in Islam.
In the the Chloe Zhao directorial, Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos, one of the member of the titular beings who is a weapon inventor and technology expert, is a gay man and also shares a kiss in the movie with his husband Ben (played by Haaz Sleiman). This is the first time that a same-sex couple has been depicted in a Marvel film.
But not a single voice can be heard from a particular lobby who consider themselves as the flag bearers of “Freedom of Speech and Expression”. Neither leftists not members of LGBTQ community has been heard expressing anger or disappointment for the curtailing down of the freedom of expression.
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