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Glenn Beck asks why 'Beauty and the Beast' backlash targets gay character, ignores bestiality


Tuesday morning on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Beck and the guys discussed the controversy swirling around the new live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast."

The dustup started with director Bill Condon's comments to LGBT magazine "Attitude" that the film reimagines LeFou, sidekick to the villainous Gaston, as gay, leading to an "exclusively gay moment" near the end of the film.

While LeFou's sexuality does not appear to be discussed explicitly in the movie, many conservative moviegoers are calling for boycotts of the Disney film. The Russian government has demanded that the nation's movie theaters label "Beauty and the Beast" with an age rating of 16+.

Co-host Pat Gray agreed that openly gay characters have no place in a children's film.

"I don't want Disney doing this with my kids," Pat said. "Well, my kids are old enough now, but I mean I don't want to have to explain that to my 4- and 5-year-olds. Right? I mean, you don't want to get into that with them."

Glenn, however, questioned the focus of the backlash. "You have a problem with that relationship [between Gaston and LeFou], but not the relationship of the big beast with horns, the half-animal thing that wants to make it with Belle — openly is trying to get in with Belle? You don't have a problem with that one? Can we relax? It's 'Beauty and the Freaking Beast.' "

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