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Beyonce Leads Red Carpet Stars As ‘The Lion King’ Roars Back To Life

LGBTQ iAfrica.com

Beyonce led the stars behind the voices of The Lion Kingdown the red carpet on Tuesday at the world premiere of the remake of the 1994 Disney movie which uses computer-generated imagery to bring a realistic look to Pride Rock.
'Beyonce led the stars behind the voices of  The Lion King down the red carpet on Tuesday at the world premiere of the remake of the 1994 Disney movie which uses computer-generated imagery to bring a realistic look to Pride Rock.Depicting stunning African scenery, the new movie follows the same plot as the original Oscar-winning animation about lion cub Simba, who flees his kingdom after his villainous uncle Scar connives to take his father Mufasa’s place as king.Actor Donald Glover is the voice behind the grown-up Simba, while Beyonce portrays his friend Nala.The cast also includes Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) and James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the 1994 film. “I just listened to what (Beyonce) had to teach me,” Glover said of working with the Grammy Award winner. “Only very few times do you get to work with somebody as iconic as Beyonce,” Glover said. “I was like, okay, we are like blending this thing together so let me just listen to what she is doing and play off of that.” The Lion King  was an instant hit with audiences around the world when it was originally released.A hugely successful musical theatre version still runs on New York’s Broadway and in London. “It’s like a recipe that will be delicious forever, it just works,” Rogen said of the story.The Lion King  remake, which begins its worldwide cinema roll-out in China on Friday before hitting other countries next week, follows new versions of  Aladdin  and  Dumbo . It is directed by Jon Favreau, who was behind the 2016 remake of  The Jungle Book.EWN . The post Beyonce Leads Red Carpet Stars As ‘The Lion King’ Roars Back To Life appeared first on iAfrica.com .'

Zodwa Wabantu may lose DStv show, face hate speech case in “homophobia” row

LGBTQ The South African

It seems an uncensored TV show starring Zodwa Wabantu really was too hot to handle: Johannesburg Pride want DStv to condemn the host's actions as 'hate speech'.
'The LGBTQI+ community have ramped their campaign up against Zodwa Wabantu after the larger-than-life social media personality took things one step too far on her Moja Love TV show , Zodwa Uncensored . DStv and The Feather Awards are now under pressure to take drastic action. Despite the show’s title suggesting things may get a little risque, very few people would have expected the dancer to say what she did about homosexuals. She’s known for baring the flesh, but Wabantu may have exposed herself in a completely different manner this time. What Zodwa Wabantu said about gay men Her latest remarks about gay men have caused an almighty row. In the now-infamous clip, Zodwa addresses homosexual men who, in her own words, “forget they have penises and not vaginas like us” She lambasted homosexual men in the entertainment industry for being “too volatile”, asking “is there a gay celebrity you do not know that has never been in a catfight with a woman?” She further went on to claim that it is already enough that women allow them to use make-up and pursue other men, “but enough is enough”. Zodwa Wabantu latest news: DStv under pressure to suspend her These utterances have irked several prominent LGBTQI+ groups, but the most noticeable of which has been the response from Johannesburg Pride. Zodwa Wabantu isn’t just facing calls to be cancelled by her fans, but by the very network which gives her opinions a platform: “Johannesburg Pride has reached out to DSTV Content Managers to consider Zodwa Wabantu’s statements as hate speech and suspend her show with immediate effect pending investigation. We understand her show is uncensored however DSTV need to be mindful of the hate it is promoting.” “Furthermore, Johannesburg Pride appeals to the Feather Awards to strip Zodwa Wabantu of her Award issued in 2017. This must be a lesson to all media personalities and influencers to be mindful of how they conduct themselves and what they say.” Johannesburg Pride Feather Awards also set to condemn The group want the network to treat her statements as hate speech – should they be successful in their appeal, Wabantu may have to go to the SA Human Rights Commission to explain herself. That’s a long way down the line, but should DStv accept the position of Johannesburg Pride, it would put the reality star in even more trouble. Zodwa Wabantu won “ Drama Queen of the Year ” at the gay-friendly Feather Awards in 2017. The irony is certainly not lost on anyone, here. The glitzy, glamorous show is a celebration of the campest and hottest fashion styles currently in-vogue in South Africa. But it looks like the 33-year-old will also be cancelled by the committee.'