Brian May Slams Oman Air for 'Expurgating' In-Flight Version of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
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Through a lengthy post on Instagram, the Queen member expresses his disappointment over the removal of references to Freddie Mercury's homosexuality and same-sex relationships.

AceShowbiz - Rocker Brian May has blasted executives at Oman Air for "hacking" the in-flight version of Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody".

The musician recently travelled to Zanzibar, the birthplace of his late Queen bandmate Freddie Mercury, for a vacation, and on the trip home this week (ends June 14), realised the 2018 film was available to watch.

However, Brian was less than impressed with the edited storyline presented, especially the removal of references to Freddie's homosexuality and same-sex relationships.

"Great movies on this plane! 'Bohemian Rhapsody', eh?! I had to take a look at it - to check out how much our movie had been 'expurgated' for showing on Oman Air," he began in a post on Instagram. "Yep - they sure hacked away (at) it - no kissing, no 'b**locks', and Freddie wasn't even allowed to quite get to the point of 'confessing' to Mary (Austin, Freddie's former fiancee) - though it was pretty clear what the scene was about. By the end I really did feel that a lot of the film's message was lost. Which made me sad."

Oman isn't the only nation in which "Bohemian Rhapsody", starring Rami Malek as Mercury, was edited to keep the movie in line with strict conservative values - several minutes were also cut from the versions released in countries like China and Egypt.

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