Gay ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Scenes to Be Removed for China Release

“Bohemian rhapsody.” Credit: 20th Century Fox

Chinese Queen fans will soon enjoy the release of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but without some of the gay scenes throughout the movie.

The movie, scheduled to premiere in China later this month, will leave out some scenes with drug use, and Rami Malek’s, who plays Freddie Mercury, gay scenes, according to Yahoo News. One streaming site even censored Malek’s Oscar speech. 

“Listen, we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life unapologetically himself,” Malek said, according to Rolling Stone. The streaming site, Mango TV replaced the words for “gay man” with “special group,” in the Chinese translation.

China has no clear-cut rule about gay content, but frequently censors movie releases with LGBT scenes.


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