Lebanon banned “Death on the Nile,” a Disney movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novel, directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Both Forbes and Deadline reported that Lebanon has banned the film, as well as Kuwait, due to the movie’s main star Gal Gadot, an Israeli model and actor with ties to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
Lebanon’s decision to ban the movie apparently came in response to social media protests by Boycott Supporters of Israel, and their calls to boycott the movie.
Gadot had previously served a mandatory two years in the IDF before becoming a model and actress and has become a target of condemnation in the Arab world over her public support for the IDF.
Due to her connection with the IDF, Lebanon had also banned the movie Wonder Woman from screening twice, in May 2017 and earlier in its 1984 edition.
“Death on the Nile” is being released and screened in the rest of the Middle East as of this weekend.
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Lebanon Just Banned A Disney Movie Starring Israeli Actor Gal Gadot