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The Rise of Skywalker: Disney cuts Star Wars same-sex kiss in Singapore

Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Disney has cut a brief scene of two women kissing in the Singaporean version of its latest Star Wars film.
The Rise of Skywalker features the first same-sex kiss in the franchise's history - described by reviewers as "a brief flash of two women kissing... among a crowd of characters".
But the version released in Singapore omits the scene.
Singapore's media regulatory body told the BBC that Disney cut the scene so it didn't get a higher age rating.
"The applicant has omitted a brief scene which under the film classification guidelines would require a higher rating," said a spokesperson from IMDA.
Without the kiss, the film is rated PG13 in Singapore.
It is not clear if Disney - the owners of Lucasfilm, the Star Wars production company - cut the scene in other countries. It was reportedly shown in China but not in the UAE.
Disney has not responded to the BBC's requests for comment.

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