Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson and Ewan McGregor had to react about the anger around the movie’s gay character.

Emma Watson said:

‘I think that what’s so fantastic about Josh’s performance is that it’s so subtle. It’s always like, does he idolize Gaston? Is he in love with Gaston? What’s the relationship there? And I think it’s incredibly subtle, to be perfectly honest,’

I don’t want people going into this movie thinking that there’s like a huge narrative there.

‘There really isn’t. It’s incredibly subtle, and it’s kind of a play on having the audience go, “Is it, or is it not?’ I think it’s fun. I love the ambiguity there”.’

McGregor, who plays the candlestick Lumiere said:

‘There’s a lot of gay sex in this cartoon,’ he joked to Stephen Colbert. ‘If you live anywhere near Alabama, you should not see this film. What would Jesus think?!’

‘He is a gay character. It’s 2017. For fuck’s sake.’

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