AceShowbiz - Bosses at Disney have cut a same-sex kiss from "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" from showings of the movie in Singapore.
The new film features the franchise's first LGBTQ+ kiss, which was described by Vanity Fair as "a brief flash of two women kissing... among a crowd of characters."
However, the version released in Singapore omits the scene, with a spokesperson from the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) - Singapore's media regulatory body - telling the BBC that Disney cut the segment so it didn't get a higher age rating.
"The applicant has omitted a brief scene which under the film classification guidelines would require a higher rating," a spokesperson from the organisation said.
Without the kiss, the film is rated PG13 in Singapore, however, movies seen to be promoting homosexuality may be hit with a 21-and-over age rating in the country.
It is not clear if Disney - which owns Lucasfilm, the Star Wars production company - cut the scene in other countries. It was reportedly shown in China but not in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).