Beauty & the Beast "has a lot of gay sex" in it

Publish Date
Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:06PM

Beauty and the Beast actor Ewan McGregor could not resist having a bit of fun at the expense of those outraged about the inclusion of a minor gay character in the live-action Beauty and the Beast remake.

Controversy has surrounded the film since the film’s director confirmed that manservant LeFou, who plays the sidekick to the story’s villain Gaston “is confused about his sexuality.” 

Ewan McGregor clearly was in a playful mood when he chatted to Stephen Colbert about it.

“There was a little bit of controversy about this film ...” the host began.

“There’s a lot of gay sex in it,” McGregor interjected. “There’s a LOT of gay sex in this cartoon. I think if you live anywhere near Alabama, you should not go and see this film. What would Jesus think?”

McGregor stood firm as Colbert tried to downplay the idea.

“I think he is a gay character,” he announced.

“He is? I thought it turned out that it doesn’t actually say?” asked Colbert, to which McGregor scoffed.

“It’s just like: He IS a gay character. It’s 2017, for f**k’s sake!”