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Gulf states move to censure Netflix in latest LGBT+ plotline controversy

gay and lesbian content.The statement from the six Arab countries did not specify which shows they were referring to, but there have been some clues.A ‘behavioural consultant’ on state TV in Saudi Arabia described Netflix as the “official sponsor of homosexuality.” The claim was played alongside a blurred out clip of two female characters from Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous kissing.The same moment in the show attracted complaints in Hungary, which recently brought in legislation banning the promotion of homosexuality.Saudi state television also aired a segment suggesting Netflix could be banned over programming reaching children.Earlier this year, Muslim majority countries moved to ban the release of the Pixar prequel Lightyear which featured a lesbian plotline.The Toy Story spin-off was banned in Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the UAE. In this case, the scene showed a lesbian space ranger, Alisha, kissing her partner on returning home from a mission.At the time, it was stated that backlash was expected and Disney did attempt to remove the scene.
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Tom Jones sets record straight on cancelled Budapest show as he denies collapsing on stage
Sir Tom Jones, 82, sparked fears over his health after rumours circulated earlier this week that he had collapsed on stage.The legendary singer has now addressed the claims after cancelling his Budapest show over a bout of ill health.He has denied claims he had collapsed following the cancellation of his concert at the MVM Dome.Taking to Instagram yesterday, Sir Tom explained that he had been diagnosed with viral laryngitis and therefore was unable to sing.He went on to reveal that following a doctor’s visit he was ordered to stay in and rest up to fully recover.Sir Tom highlighted that the claim about him collapsing on stage was untrue, as he labeled it “pure rumour”.In the post, the musician typed: "Hello to all concerned: I travelled last night from the UK to Budapest and woke this morning with an uncomfortable throat.“A specialist came to visit and diagnosed 'viral laryngitis'. He strongly advised postponing this evening’s show and prescribed medication and vocal rest."I did NOT 'collapse' anywhere at any time, that is pure rumour.“Hopefully the inflammation will calm soon as I am looking forward to continuing my wonderful summer tour."Sir Tom also apologised for cancelling the show at short notice as he thanked fans for their concern.The show, he added, will still take place in the Hungarian capital in just over a month.He continued: "Unfortunately the show had to be cancelled at the last minute, and for that I am very sorry.“However, the show in Budapest has been rescheduled and will take place on August 16.“Thanks again for all your kind concern.TJ."Fans of the It’s Not Unusual singer rushed to the post’s comments section to send him their well-wishes.Carmencat50 said: “So glad you have taken doctor's advice.
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#TheSame: Hungarian media defy ban on publishing LGBT+ content for children
Hungarian MPs passed a law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality or sex reassignment to anyone aged under 18.The controversial anti-LGBT law has been criticised as discriminatory by the European Union and dozens of organisations.The Foundation for Rainbow Families NGO (Szivárványcsaládokért Alapítvány) has welcomed the move by media groups to publish their content."The campaign draws attention to the fact that while rainbow families love, care for, and worry about their children just like all Hungarian families, the state does not give them equal rights," the organisation said in a Facebook post.The #TheSame campaign was launched earlier this month by the Foundation for Rainbow Families to mark International Children’s Rights Day.Organisers say they hope the social media videos -- featuring two speaking soft toys -- will draw attention to the discrimination faced by LGBT+ families and their children."Despite having the same everyday life, children in rainbow families do not have the same rights," the NGO said in a statement."We believe that all families with young children should have equal rights, opportunities, and support."More than 200 billboards and posters -- some in newspapers and magazines -- will also be displayed as part of the effort, as the media groups involved risk sanctions Hungary's media regulator (NMHH).Those found guilty of "promoting" homosexuality to children in Hungary can face fines under the "Children Protection Act".The ruling conservative Fidesz party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the law is aimed at fighting paedophilia.But the EU has widely condemned the Children Protection Act, saying it violates fundamental rights and limits sexual education in schools.In July, the European
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