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Malaysia Declares Bruno Too Gay to Watch. OMG, Us Too!

Vat do you mean Bruno is too homosexual for movie going audiences? Oh, well not audiences in the U.S., but in Malaysia. You know, the Asian nation where “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” is punishable by caning and 20 years in prison? Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board went ahead and banned the film from opening there, joining an esteemed list of cinematography that includes Saw, Brokeback Mountain, Saw II, Sin City, Saw III, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Saw IV, and Babe: Pig in the City (later OK’d for home viewing). Banning Bruno meanwhile, is barely news because, well, you think they’d OK a movie about a flamboyant gay man and his quest for the gay sex? Even Beyonce, who’s performing there next month, is being forced to cover up to please the taste police.

Oh, and Bruno is also banned in the Ukraine, but c’mon, they don’t have gays there, so that doesn’t count.