November 14, 2018 at 3:19 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Malaysia censors gay scenes in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

Malaysia theaters show a censored version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” with the film’s gay scenes omitted.

According to Malay Mail, the Malaysian Film Censorship Board trimmed an estimated 24 minutes of footage from the film’s runtime. All of the scenes involved Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s sexuality. Some of the removed scenes include a scene about the music video for “I Want to Break Free” and a scene where Freddie (Rami Malek) tells his fiancee Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton) that he’s bisexual.

People who viewed the film in Malaysia noted that the censorship made the plot hard to follow or took away from the film’s message.

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