Saudi Arabia Banned Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Over 12 Seconds Of Film

According to Variety, Saudi Arabia has banned “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” due to 12 seconds of dialogue focusing on the lesbian mothers of America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez). The report states that Disney was unwilling to remove a piece of dialogue wherein Chavez references her two moms, and as such, the film has been banned in Saudi Arabia until further notice. Nawaf Alsabhan, the supervisor of cinema classification in Saudi Arabia, clarified that the issue is not with Chavez herself (as she is also gay) but only has to do with the film’s reference to same-sex marriage.