‘Rocketman’ Fails to Launch: Samoa Bans Elton John Biopic over Gay Sex Scenes

Breitbart | 6/12/2019 | Staff
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The tiny South Pacific nation of Samoa has banned the blockbuster Elton John biopic Rocketman from cinemas over depictions of gay sex.

Samoa’s Principal Censor Leiataua Niuapu confirmed the ban to local media this week. He said Rocketman contained too many scenes that were “not good for public viewing” in the staunchly Christian country.

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Niuapu told the Samoa Observer the movie “violates laws against same-sex marriage and doesn’t go well with cultural and Christian beliefs here”.

“It’s a good story, in that it’s about an individual trying to move on in life,” he said.

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“He (Elton John) went through a difficult family life and managed to move on and become very successful. But there are acts that are not good for public viewing and against the law.”

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