- Dec 25, 2018
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".
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.
Same-sex marriages are not recognised in Singapore and gay sex is illegal - though the law is not enforced.
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