According to BBC News, China released Bohemian Rhapsody with censoring almost every scenes and refferences about Freddie Mercury’s homosexuality.
Oscar-winning Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, also loose the scenes about AIDS, explicit and implicit references to Mercury’s sexual life and Queen’s iconic video for 1984’s I Want To Break Free.
The reactions of Chinese social media users:
“If there were no deleted scenes it would have been better,” one Weibo user wrote.
“Why is it necessary to delete gay-related content? Doesn’t a person’s life… deserve to be complete?”
“It’s really good that Bohemian Rhapsody is being screened in the mainland,” said another. “But the plot was broken because of deleted scenes.”
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Last week, Bohemian Rhapsody editor John Ottman admitted that on one spesiphic sequence which the band meets their future manager (John Reid), he puts a bag over his head.
Here is the scene which has more than 60 cuts in less then two minutes:
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