01 Apr '18, 10am

Petition launches after Love, Simon gets an R21 rating in Singapore.

Petition launches after Love, Simon gets an R21 rating in Singapore.

Meanwhile Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water only received a 16 rating. Love, Simon is one of the most important LGBTQ films to have ever been released, and yet teens in Singapore will be barred from watching it, after the country’s film censorship board, Media Development Authority of Singapore, gave it an R21 rating. This prevents it from airing in most of the country’s cinemas. Related: Watch the Love, Simon scene that perfectly describes what it’s like to be gay Fans hit out at the board’s decision, especially after the film board only gave The Shape of Water, a movie that contains a sex scene, a 16 rating. Activist Thasha Monique Dharmendra has created a petition, which already has over 10,000 signatures, calling on the Media Development of Singapore to change the age rating to something that will allow teens to see the film. Her petition reads: “The movie “Love,...

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