BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is in theatres March 17 in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.
Gad, who portrays the loyal sidekick at the heart of the controversy, shut down the criticism of his character's sexuality, noting that the "film is one of inclusiveness" and that it has "something to offer everyone". "The minimum age is 16+".
In a letter released by the RIA Novosti news agency on Saturday, Milonov protested that the film disseminates "overt and shameless propaganda of sin and sexual perversion under the guise of a fairy tale".
"I'm convinced that the main task of the state regarding children is to protect childhood and youth from the filthiness of the world, to preserve children's purity, to block our children off from harmful and unsafe phenomena", Milonov said, according to Britain's The Guardian.
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England make three changes to the starting XV that overran Italy 36-15, all of them in the back line. England have won their past 13 home games in the Six Nations.
The film itself also backs that up through Luke Evans' Gaston, regardless of whether Lefou has unrequited love for him or not, as Gad points out how Gaston "uses his charm offensive to whip other people into a frenzy to go and attack somebody they've never met" only because Gaston says that it "represents a danger". And that's what has its pay-off at the end, which I don't want to give away.
A Russian law enacted in 2013 prohibits the spread of "gay propaganda" to minors.
Condon also praised actor Josh Gad's embodiment of Le Fou's same-sex attraction, saying Gad "makes something really subtle and delicious out of it". It would not be the first to decide not to run it - a drive-in theater in Alabama already made that call.
LifeSiteNews' petition to Disney regarding the homosexual representation of LeFou in its Beauty and the Beast remake has gotten more than 100,000 signatures in the few days since its launching.