Eternals Fame Haaz Sleiman calls Arab nations banning the film ‘not just a disgrace to humanity, but to God’


Lebanese ‘Eternals’ actor Haaz Sleiman criticizes Arab nations that banned the film (Photo Credit – IANS)

Lebanese-born Haaz Sleiman, who plays Ben, the husband of Marvel’s first gay superhero Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), in ‘Eternals,’ said he was about to cry when he learned of Disney’s response to the film ban in Saudi Arabia. Kuwait and Qatar for their LGBTQ + content.

Speaking of which, the gay actor said: “They (Disney) stood their ground and said, ‘No, we are not going to compromise the integrity of our movie.’ It made these Arab countries look so ignorant and pathetic. “

Movies containing LGBTQ + content, according to ‘Variety’, are often cut to appease international censors around the world, but Disney refused to alter ‘Eternals’.

“I have no respect for those governments,” Haaz Sleiman said. “They have shown the world that they are not only a shame to humanity, but also to God. Hopefully this will inspire the Saudi people, the Kuwaiti people and the Qatari people to fight back. “

Haaz Sleiman, who grew up in a Muslim family in Lebanon before moving to the United States when he was 21, came out as gay in 2017 after first gaining attention as Tarek, an undocumented Syrian immigrant in ‘The Visitor. ‘of 2007.

Speaking of Eternals, it stars a cast of highly talented actors including Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Gil Birmingham, Harish Patel and Kit Harington.

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