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In China, Gay Dialogue in Fantastic Beasts 3 Films Forced to be Deleted!

In China, gay scenes and dialogue in Fantastic Beasts 3 had to be removed. But don’t worry, the deleted scene is only about 6 seconds and it certainly doesn’t interfere with the storyline of the film.

Yep, China is known as a country that has a very strict application of censorship on a film or TV show. In this way, films or television shows that enter China must be carefully selected so that there are no scenes or dialogues that violate regulations.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secret of Dumbledore is one of those films that has a scene that didn’t pass the censorship so that scene had to be removed if it wanted to continue showing in China.

Released in China, Gay Scenes and Dialogue in Fantastic Beasts 3 Must Be Removed

Launching from Deadlinethe scene and dialogue in question is when Dumbledore (Jude Law) and Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) are engaged in a conversation that indicates that both of them are homosexuals.

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The conversation contains the sentences, “Because I love you” and “I’m in love”. Because the conversation was deemed unfit for broadcast, the Chinese government immediately moved quickly by deleting the scene and dialogue.

However, it seems that Warner Bros. doesn’t mind the cut, because they consider it very reasonable and often occurs in certain circumstances.

“As a studio, we’re committed to maintaining the integrity of every film we release, and that includes circumstances that require making nuanced cuts to respond sensitively to various factors in the marketplace,” said the Warner Bros. studio.

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“Our expectation is to release our features worldwide as the creators release them, but historically we have faced minor edits made in the local market.” he continued.

“We want audiences everywhere in the world to see and enjoy this film, and it’s important to us that Chinese audiences have the opportunity to have that viewing experience, even with these minor edits.”

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secret of Dumbledore has already started showing in Chinese theaters and is getting a warm welcome from movie geeks. Until now, the film is topping China’s box office with a notch 9.7 million US dollars.