LIGHTYEAR Lead Chris Evans Condemns Critics of Disney Pixar’s Same-Sex Kiss Scene

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LIGHTYEAR Lead Chris Evans Condemns Critics of Disney Pixar’s Same-Sex Kiss Scene

By Movieguide® Staff

Actor Chris Evans, best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), voiced the iconic Disney Space Ranger, Buzz Lightyear, in the recent TOY STORY spinoff, LIGHTYEAR.

Disney recently came under fire for their decision to reinstate an on-screen kiss between two lesbian characters in LIGHTYEAR.

However, Evans claimed that fans who disagreed with Disney were “idiots.”

“The real truth is, those people are idiots,” Evans told Reuters Television. “Throughout history, you can see, every time there’s been social advancement, as we wake up, the American story, the human story is one of constant social awakening and growth, and that’s what makes us good.”

“Those people die off like dinosaurs,” Evans added. “I think the goal is to pay them no mind, march forward, and embrace the growth that makes us human.”

LIGHTYEAR producer applauded Disney’s decision, noting that the lesbian relationship is a major plot point in the movie.

Movieguide® previously reported:

According to producer Galyn Susman, the lesbian relationship plays a significant role in the development of Buzz and the overarching story.

“We’ve always had the lesbian couple. They’ve always been a part of the film. Being able to put back the kiss was important to us. It’s a touching moment,” Susman said, according to /Film.

“It’s the life that’s being lived in front of him by his best friend that he’s not having,” Susman added. “He doesn’t have those kinds of relationships. He doesn’t have a child. He doesn’t have what she has. And so it was important for us to get that back in there.”

However, with the inclusion of a same-sex kiss, Disney and other mainstream media outlets falsely label LIGHTYEAR as a family-friendly movie.

Movieguide®’s review of LIGHTYEAR reveals:

Buzz isn’t really the hero of this story. His lesbian friend, Alisha, is the real hero. Eventually, it’s her life that inspires Buzz, her granddaughter and everyone else.

Thus, the whole movie becomes a validation of LGBT ideology and an attack on masculinity and the biblical view of family. LIGHTYEAR also taints the TOY STORY franchise, because it says the politically correct movie became Andy’s favorite movie.

Unfortunately for Disney and the iconic legacy of Pixar’s triumphantly family-first TOY STORY franchise, critics and audiences are displeased with the latest installation.

According to Christian and secular audience members alike, Disney’s LGBT agenda does not distract from a poorly told story that “lacks that ‘Toy Story’ magic,” one reviewer wrote.

Movieguide® previously reported:

The industry’s top critics bashed the Pixar movie for relying on intellectual property for audience interest.

“Lightyear is a unique miss in Pixar’s catalog, a film that neither commits to its sci-fi imagination nor tries to find authentic moments for kids,” Matthew Monagle of the Austin Chronicle said.

Jake Coyle from AP added: “A dead-end wrong turn in the usually boundless Pixar universe.”

Newsday’s Rafer Guzman said that “Pixar’s origin story of Buzz Lightyear lacks that ‘Toy Story’ magic.”

As of June 16, 2022, LIGHTYEAR holds a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest of any TOY STORY movie.