Exclusive-Pixar movie ‘Lightyear,’ with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries

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By Lisa Richwine and Dawn Chmielewski LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Fourteen Middle Eastern and Asian countries will not show Walt Disney Co’s new Pixar movie “Lightyear” when it hits theaters this week, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. The United Arab Emirates said it banned the film because the movie includes a same-sex relationship and violated the country’s media content standards. Homosexuality is considered criminal in many Middle Eastern countries. Representatives of other countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia and Lebanon, did not immediately respond t…

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