Watch: Ewan McGregor Slams 'Beauty and the Beast' Haters Over 'Gay Moment'

Tuesday March 14, 2017

There's been so much drama surrounding the so-called "gay moment" in the upcoming Disney live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast." Banned in Russia, boycotted in the U.S., there's no shortage of haters who are taking issue with the film.

Ewan McGregor, who plays the talking candlestick Lumiere in the film, stopped by "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and slammed those who are taking issue with LGBT representation in mainstream movies.

Though the actor was on the talkshow to discuss his role in "T2 Transporting," McGregor couldn't help but comment on the "Beauty and the Beast" controversy. In case you forgot: LeFou (Josh Gad) is explicitly gay and has a crush on his pal Gaston (Luke Evans).

After Colbert bring up the controversy, McGregor jokes, "There's lot of gay sex in it! There's lots of gay sex in this cartoon. And if you live anywhere near Alabama you shouldn't see this film. What would Jesus think?"

"There were rumors that LeFou had gay yearnings for Gaston. It turns out he dances with a guy in a dress in one of the scenes, right? That's the whole thing," Colbert said.

"No. I think he's actually a gay character," the actor responded.

"I thought it turned out that it doesn't actually say," Colbert said.

"It's just like...he's a gay character. It's 2017. For fucks sake," McGregor said to a roaring audience.

Watch the clip blow.