Beauty and the Beasts’ gay character has caused an Alabama theater to cancel showings of the film. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 2017 debuts on March 17, but it won’t be shown at Henagar Drive-In Theatre. It had been widely reported that the first Disney gay character would be showcased in the film, with this particular theater creating some backlash based primarily on media reports. The decision to boycott the film has already created a lot of discussion on social media.
The Henagar Drive-In took to its Facebook page to let potential customers know that they were taking a religious stance by refusing to show the latest Disney live-action film. This was despite previous advertisements from management stating that the movie would be premiering at the theater. That statement is revealed below.