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Kuwait the Only Country Censoring ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

Kuwait is in the news again and this time censoring the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. There were three scenes cut, the first is a 10-second LGBTQ scene where one of the female characters kisses another female character on the forehead. Another scene cut out is of a woman giving birth and the final scene removed involved the line “A god to his people.”

Only one minute in the 2 hour and 41-minute film was taken out which isn’t too bad, but the odd thing is, Kuwait is the only country in the region that doesn’t have these scenes. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar all are showing the unedited version of the movie. How bizarre. Source

14 replies on “Kuwait the Only Country Censoring ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’”

Mid-Movie breaks should be there in every movie. That’s how you can increase sales in refreshments. India’s gives 15 mins

True! but if you look at it the other way. main source of revenue for any theatre is refreshments and not the movie tickets. Movie tickets sales income are distributed between area distributer, producer and theatre owner. So the theatre owner has to generate more by selling more snacks. Hence, 15 mins are given.

‘Ticket to Paradise’ had the whole opening credits cut out because some of the polaroids falling down the screen had images that were deemed ‘not in-line with the culture’. I was amazed that Saudi had the full opening credits scene included. That movie made little sense with all the deleted scenes. Another scene cut out was the proposal scene (vital to the movie).

What’s strange is that even with the internet existing at everyone’s disposal, they still feel the need to censor a film in the cinema. Social media has done waaay more in “influencing” the youth and exposing them to all kinds of things. A kiss on the forehead? Not even a make out scene. Ridiculous.

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