(AFP) — Gulf state Bahrain has joined other Middle Eastern countries in imposing a cinema ban on the fourth instalment of superhero saga Thor, a Hollywood blockbuster featuring gay characters.
“The ministry of information has decided to halt projection of one of the films showing in cinema halls for the sake of preserving and safeguarding society’s moral values,” the ministry said in a brief statement late Thursday.
The ministry did not specify the name of the film banned, but screenings of “Thor: Love and Thunder” have halted.
The film sees “Valkyrie”, played by Tessa Thompson, express clear romantic feelings towards another female character.
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Kuwait has also banned the film, according to local media which cited its information ministry as ascribing the decision to