November 9, 2017 at 1:34 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Sony slammed for straight-washing ‘Call Me By Your Name’ tweet

(Screenshot via YouTube.)

Twitter slammed Sony Pictures for promoting its gay romance “Call Me By Your Name” with a poster that insinuates the love story is between a straight couple.

Sony Pictures UK tweeted a picture from the film that features Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel) looking at each other.

“It’s a romance overwhelming in its intensity, a heart that swells until it has to burst,” reads a quote from Empire Magazine about the film. There is no mention of Elio’s actual love interest Oliver (Armie Hammer).

(Photo via Twitter.)

Twitter quickly blasted Sony Pictures UK for appearing to straight-wash the gay film.

Sony Pictures UK has since deleted the tweet.

“Call Me By Your Name” hits theaters on Nov. 24.


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