Spider-Man Film Spark Controversy in UAE Over Trans Flag Scene

The new Spider-Man film, "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," has sparked controversy in the UAE due to a scene featuring a flag with the writing "Protect Trans Kids." The UAE cinema company VOX Cinemas announced that the film will not be released in the UAE, but did not provide a reason for the decision.

In 2021, the UAE stated that it would stop censoring cinematic releases.

The regulatory body did not elaborate on the reasons for the statement.

The film was also removed from the "coming soon" pages of VOX Cinemas' websites in Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait.