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‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Banned in United Arab Emirates, Likely Due to ‘Protect Trans Lives’ Poster

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J. Kim Murphy “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” will not be released in the United Arab Emirates after failing to pass the country’s censorship requirements, Variety has confirmed.

A scene featuring a poster in the background of the frame that depicts the transgender flag and reads “Protect Trans Lives” is said to be one of the concerns that prevented a release from being approved, sources said.

The United Arab Emirates ban comes only a week ahead of the Sony Pictures film’s intended release date in the region of June 22.

However, it isn’t uncommon for the country’s censorship board to axe the imminent release of films featuring LGBTQ+ content.

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