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‘Fire Island’ star Joel Kim Booster reacts to Billy Eichner’s comment about ‘disposable’ streaming films

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  • Billy Eichner's comments about his latest film “Bros” being “not some streaming thing, which feels disposable” has sparked controversy.
  • Some people interpreted it as a diss against LGBTQ+ movies released on streaming services, including “Fire Island,” a romantic comedy film released on Hulu on June 3.
  • Eichner had earlier posted a Twitter thread that came with an apology “from the bottom of my heart” to anyone who felt offended or insulted.
  • “Fire Island” writer and star Joel Kim Booster responded to the backlash with a tweet defending Eichner, who he said was just “inarticulate in his excitement about his movie getting a theatrical release.”

“Fire Island” writer and star Joel Kim Booster has responded to Billy Eichner’s comments about projects released on streaming platforms being “disposable.”

Eichner sparked controversy over statements he made to Variety, in which he appeared to set his latest film “Bros” apart from those released for streaming. The Universal Pictures movie was promoted as the first LGBTQ romantic comedy to be released theatrically by a major studio.

Keanu Reeves scrubbed from Chinese streaming platforms over Tibet support

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  • Films starring Canadian actor Keanu Reeves were removed from Chinese streaming platforms, including Tencent Video, iQiyi and Xigua Video, following his public support for Tibet and his participation as a performer at the virtual 35th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert on March 3.
  • The concert was organized by the New York-based nonprofit organization Tibet House US, which was founded by the supporters of the Dalai Lama, and is is viewed by the Chinese Communist Party as a pro-Tibetan independence group.
  • At least 19 films were scrubbed from Tencent Video, including “The Matrix” trilogy, “Speed” and “Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.”
  • It remains unclear whether the removal of Reeves’ films were state-issued censorship or independent actions from the platforms.

Films starring Canadian actor Keanu Reeves were removed from Chinese streaming platforms due to his support for Tibet’s independence from China.

Major Chinese streaming services, including Tencent Video, iQiyi, Bilibili and Xigua Video, reportedly took down the actor’s films following his public support for Tibet and his participation as a performer at the virtual 35th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert on March 3.