‘It’s 2017, For F**k’s Sake!’: Ewan McGregor Shuts Down Homophobic ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Haters

Ewan McGregor had a pointed message for all of the homophobic haters losing their collective minds over Disney’s first ever transparently gay character in Beauty And The Beast.

During his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, the Scottish actor didn’t mince words after he was asked about the “little bit of controversy” surrounding the sexuality of Josh Gad’s character LeFou.

“It’s just like, he’s a gay character,” he said. “It’s 2017, for fuck’s sake.”

McGregor, who plays Lumière in the new movie, joked about an Alabama’s drive-in theatre that banned the film because of “homosexual” elements.

“There’s lots of gay sex in it,” he joked. “There’s a lot of gay sex in this cartoon.”

“And I think if you live anywhere near Alabama, you should not go and see this film,” he added. “What would Jesus think?”

The movie’s director, Bill Condon, ignited the discussion over LeFou’s sexuality when he told Attitude magazine that LeFou has “a nice, exclusively gay moment” in the film.

“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” Condon said, referring to how LeFou questions his feelings for the film’s antagonist, who is played by Luke Evans. “He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings.”