Wizard of Oz: Cinema Lovers Decry Excessive LGBTQ content in New Screen Productions

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It is no longer news that a remake of the 1939 classic film, The Wizard of Oz is in the works.

In August, Kenya Barris, who co-wrote the screenplay for Girls Trip and created ABC sitcom Black-ish, was tapped to write, direct and produce the forthcoming film under his Khalabo Ink Society banner for Warner Bros.

But despite the project being in its infancy, it is already attracting controversy.

The controversy was generated when Barris revealed what fans were to expect from the remake.

He told Variety that the film would feature LGBTQ+ characters that “reflect the world.”

“The original was an allegory and a reflection of the way the world was at the time with things like the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

“Now we’re going to turn a mirror on where we’re at right now and take disparate characters from the LGBTQ community, from different cultural communities and socioeconomic communities, and tell a story that reflects the world. I think this is the best time to do that,” Barris said.

Reacting to Barris’ announcement, many moviegoers took to social media to decry the over-penetration of LGBTQ content into new screen productions.

A moviegoer, Pretty Colaay wrote, “So they remaking all the classics to add LGBTQ ???”

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American businesswoman and politician, Kimberly Klacik wrote, “Enough already”.

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Female advocacy group, Simply Sheneka accused Hollywood of trying to force the LGBTQ agenda on kids.

The group said a remake of The Wizard of Oz did not need LGBTQ representation.

“Why are they forcing this on kids?” the group asked in a post reacting to The Shade Room‘s story on Barris’ announcement.

King of her Kourt asked, “Was it a love story? Where does anyone’s sexuality come into play in the Wizard of Oz?”

Official_BJ also asked: “(Wh)y do they have to force this stuff onto everything?”

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