Jordan bans screening of ‘Lightyear’


Published: 2022-06-14 15:38

Last Updated: 2022-06-27 22:58

Jordan bans screening of ‘Lightyear’
Jordan bans screening of ‘Lightyear’

The Jordan Media Commission (JMC) issued a decision Tuesday to ban Disney’s animated film ‘Lightyear’ from screening in all cinemas and stores across the Kingdom. The decision came into effect on June 13.

The film was banned over homosexual scene between two women. According to JMC, the film's manufacturer and distributor refused a request to delete a few scenes from it.

The decision was based on the provisions of Article (7/b) of the Audiovisual Literature System and its Monitoring No. 63 of 2004, and its amendments.

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Earlier Monday, Lightyear was banned from screening in the United Arab Emirates amid reports that the film includes a kiss between two female characters. This came as the film violated the UAE’s media content standards.

The Media Regulatory Office did not specify how the film violated the country's standards but reiterated that all films are evaluated “to ensure the safety of the circulated content according to the appropriate age classification.”

The animated film sparked controversy and was banned over the homosexual scene in a number of Arab countries, including Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Lightyear, which was set to be shown on Thursday, is a spin-off of the hugely popular Toy Story series exploring the origin story of the Buzz Lightyear character.