Disney's animated movie "Lightyear" includes a homosexual kiss, but actor Chris Evans, who voices the Buzz Lightyear character, has described people who object to representation and diversity as "idiots."
The actor described "the human story," as "one of constant social awakening" as well as "growth," and said "that's what makes us good." He added that "there's always gonna be people who are, ah, afraid and ... trying to hold on to what was before. But those people die off like dinosaurs."
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In the original "Toy Story" movie, Buzz Lightyear was one of the main toy characters owned by a young boy named Andy. According to a "Lightyear" movie description, the new film is the "origin story of Buzz Lightyear ... the hero who inspired the toy."
"In 1995, Andy got a toy from his favorite movie... ...this is that movie," a tweet on "Pixar's Lightyear" Twitter account states.
Tim Allen had provided the voice for the Buzz Lightyear character in the Toy Story movies, and Patricia Heaton publicly expressed her disapproval that Allen was not featured as the voice in the "Lightyear" movie.
"Saw the trailer for Buzz Lightyear and all I can say is Disney/Pixar made a HUGE mistake in not casting my pal @ofctimallen Tim Allen in the role that he originated, the role that he owns. Tim IS Buzz! Why would they completely castrate this iconic, beloved character?" she tweeted. "Ok so the current Buzz Lightyear movie is an origin story - but the reason the character became so beloved is because of what @ofctimallen created. Why remove the one element that makes us want to see it?#stupidHollywooddecisions," she added in another tweet.