Disney’s “Lightyear” movie was a financial flop at the box office after several woke controversies including a lesbian kissing scene.
Although expectations were high for the latest movie in the “Toy Story” franchise, the film garnered only a disappointing $51.7 million in its first weekend in the U.S.
It earned so little that it came in second at the box office behind “Jurassic World: Dominion,” which was in its second week.
Some criticized the movie for replacing Tim Allen as the voice of the “Buzz Lightyear” character, implying that the actor’s conservative beliefs might have played a part in the decision. The title character was voiced by actor Chris Evans, who is very vocal about his far-left liberal politics.
Others pointed out that the “Lightyear” character is not the same as the toy figure character of the prior “Toy Story” films.
Another controversy arose when employees at Pixar Animation Studios demanded a same-sex kissing scene be restored in the movie to pacify their outrage at Florida’s Parental Rights in Education legislation.
Disney executives later restored the scene, which resulted in 14 Asian and Middle Eastern nations banning the film.
Ahead of the film’s opening, Evans insulted those who might have moral objections to the same-sex scene in the movie.
“The real truth is those people are idiots,” said the actor.
“[T]here’s always gonna be people who are, ah, afraid and … trying to hold on to what was before,” he added. “But those people die off like dinosaurs.”
Some analysts believed the film could earn as much as $70 million in its opening weekend, but Lightyear has fallen far short of those expectations.
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