June 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
China censors gay kiss in ‘Alien: Covenant’

(Michael Fassbender in ‘Alien: Covenant.’ Screenshot via YouTube.)

Moviegoers in China will miss out on watching Michael Fassbender make out with himself in “Alien: Covenant.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, cyborgs Walter and David, both played by Fassbender, kiss each other in the latest “Alien” film. China has removed the scene, as well as some gory violent scenes, from its screenings. About six minutes of footage has been cut from the film.

Yu, a 26-year-old assistant at an advertising agency in Shangai, told The Hollywood Reporter that the missing same-sex kiss is notably absent from the film.

“For the other missing parts you don’t notice or know when it happens, but you can really feel something is missing where the gay kiss is supposed to be,” Yu says.

China has been inconsistent with censoring LGBT content in the media. It allowed the gay content in “Beauty and the Beast” to remain in the film. Last year, popular gay web series “Addicted” was canceled in China despite raking in 10 million views from its debut.

  • Walter and David are androids. You know, machines. Machines don’t have gender, regardless of what hardware they might be equipped with.

    I have to wonder: a clothes washer and a clothes dryer are both appliances, yet think of how often they are pictured sidling up to one another, sometimes one on TOP of the other (depending on the model and its, um, features). I can only surmise China must ban all pictures of matching laundry appliance suites to protect their fragile and impressionable people from, well, I don’t know what.

  • It could be that Walter and David kiss because they are identical and love themselves. Narcissists. If you think you’re all that and love yourself, you might already blow kisses at yourself in the mirror or lick your image.

    .But if you can actually touch and make out with lips pressing and tongues swishing yourself why wouldn’t you then take the next step? Beyond that, there might well be physical intimacy. You know what you want to give and to receive in perfect harmony. It’s like a couple meant for each other that might complement each other nicely.

  • China is still a little backward-they still eat pets there. Primitive culture will grow out of it eventually!

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