Don't Say Gay? Warner Bros. Removes Gay Dialogue From 'Fantastic Beasts 3' To Appease China

Brittany M. Hughes | April 13, 2022
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Warner Bros. has edited out references to a gay relationship in one of their latest films to appease communist China.

In the version released to the Chinese audience, the studio reportedly took out two lines that alluded to a same-sex relationship between the characters Dumbledore and Grindelwald from the film “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” the newest installment in the Harry Potter franchise, following a request from China.

Variety reports that the lines the studio removed were “because I was in love with you” and “the summer Gellert and I fell in love,” both pertaining to the two men's relationship.

Warner Bros. defended their decision by saying that “As a studio, we’re committed to safeguarding the integrity of every film we release, and that extends to circumstances that necessitate making nuanced cuts in order to respond sensitively to a variety of in-market factors.”


The studio insists that even with the cuts, “the spirit of the film remains intact,” adding, “We want audiences everywhere in the world to see and enjoy this film, and it’s important to us that Chinese audiences have the opportunity to experience it as well, even with these minor edits.”

Translation: We’re going to make a lot of money on the Chinese market, plus they make most of the plastic crap to go along with our movies, so of course we ditched our woke social-justice cause to appease the anti-gay communists.

And it's no surprise - as Variety reports:

The sequel opened in China on April 8, a week ahead of the film’s April 15 launch in the U.S. “The Secrets of Dumbledore” earned RMB62.2 million ($9.7 million at current exchange rates) over its first three days, giving it a huge 63% market share on a weekend worth just $15.5 million.

The news comes as much of Hollywood, including the Walt Disney Company, pushes back against a new Florida law - falsely dubbed by critics as the "Don't Say Gay" rule - that prohibits classroom-facilitated discussions about sexual attraction and gender identity with public school students in Grades 3 and below.

Looks like the left’s celebrity warriors are perfectly content not to “say gay” – if it’s to satisfy their Chinese puppetmasters.