According to the Kuwait's official news agency KUNA, Lafi al-Sabii, Deputy Undersecretary for Press and Publications at the Ministry of Information and Chairman of the Committee for Supervision of Motion Pictures, said that "Barbie" and "Talk to Me" will not be released.
Pointing out that the committee has banned the release of the films in question as part of its efforts to protect public morals and social traditions, Sabii said:
"The committee requires that offensive scenes be deleted before allowing the movie to be released. If the movie contains a message that is incompatible with the values of society, it will be banned. This applies to any movie with content that is incompatible with the values of our people and our traditions."
Lebanon had also announced that the Barbie movie would not be released on the grounds that it violated "moral and religious" values and promoted homosexuality, Anadolu reported.
The Vietnamese government, on the other hand, banned the screening of the American-made Barbie movie on the grounds that it portrayed the disputed islands in the South China Sea as belonging to China in a scene.
Source: Anadolu Agency