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Egypt's Al-Azhar lashes out at Disney for gay characters

Calls are growing in Egypt for boycotting Walt Disney as the entertainment giant seeks to introduce gay characters in its production.
Muslim worshippers attend Eid al-Fitr prayer.

Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s highest religious authority, has warned against promoting homosexuality through entertainment content tailored for children. The warning came amid growing criticism of Walt Disney Company over plans to introduce more gay characters in its productions.

In a June 9 statement, the Al-Azhar Fatwa Global Center condemned homosexuality as “obscene” and “reprehensible.” It cited a “systematic diabolical plan to normalize the immoral crime of homosexuality in Muslim societies” through entertainment media content.

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