LeFou and Gaston as played by Josh Gad and Luke Evans

Things We Saw Today: Josh Gad Admits ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Didn’t Go Far Enough With LeFou’s Homosexuality

Josh Gad has addressed Disney’s first “exclusively gay moment” with his character in their live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast and how it failed to live up to the expectations that were set up.

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“We didn’t go far enough to warrant accolades,” Gad told The Independent. “We didn’t go far enough to say, ‘Look how brave we are.’ My regret in what happened is that it became ‘Disney’s first explicitly gay moment’ and it was never intended to be that. It was never intended to be a moment that we should laud ourselves for, because frankly, I don’t think we did justice to what a real gay character in a Disney film should be. That was not LeFou. If we’re going to pat ourselves on the back, then damn it we should have gone further with that. Everybody deserves an opportunity to see themselves on screen, and I don’t think we’ve done enough – and I certainly haven’t done enough to do that.”

For those who may have forgotten (we sure would like to), the “moment” is LeFou dancing with a man far in the background. It is as dull and unimaginative as the rest of the movie.

(via CinemaBlend, image: Disney)

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