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Disney+ Is Censoring It All, So Why Does Hugh Jackman's Butt Get To Stay?

Fans are confused.

When Disney+ launched late last year, fans were excited by the promise of all their favourite Walt Disney, Pixar and Marvel content available to watch on-demand in one place. However, it came at a very PG cost. The streaming platform has censored everything from Daryl Hannah’s backside in Splash, to the name “Isis” in Hannah Montana and even a Michael Jackson episode of The Simpsons. Despite all of this, Disney+ has left Hugh Jackman’s bare buttocks uncensored in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The 2014 film, which recently landed on Disney+, follows the original X-Men characters as they join forces with their younger selves from the past to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle to save our future. Oh, and it also features Hugh Jackman AKA Wolverine’s naked booty.

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Jackman took to Instagram over the weekend to share news of his butt’s small screen debut with the caption, “Days of Future Past becomes the first movie to air on Disney+ uncensored. That was my future but let’s be honest…it’s more like my past.”

The X-Men actor shared a few stills from the film including said shot of his peach, covered by a cheeky emoji.

The raunchy Insta shot has over 1.2M likes and even caught the attention of fellow actor Ryan Reynolds, who commented, “Excited for them to do the same for Deadpool. It’s time children knew. #Samesies.”

Hugh Jackman’s prized asset isn’t the only part of X-Men: Days of Future Past Disney+ left unedited. The film also features an F-bomb – leaving fans confused as to why so much other content on Disney+ is still censored.

There’s also the fact that movies like Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Last Jedi feature violent scenes that show people being killed, but aren’t censored either.

Is Hugh Jackman’s bare butt Disney’s way of dipping a toe out of the PG pond? Either way, it sounds like fans are quite happy for it to stay.

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'The Crown' Is Getting A Sixth Season, Give Us Megxit Already

The Royal tea is piping hot.

Fans of the Royal family, you might want to put down your tea and scones because the hit Netflix series The Crown is returning for a sixth season.

According to multiple reports, The Crown’s creator Pete Morgan decided to take on yet another season of the show after changing his mind following the finale of season five.

“As we started to discuss the storylines for series five, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons,” Morgan said in a statement.

The news of a sixth season is exciting for diehard fans of the show, but it also has viewers asking – what will the upcoming series cover, and most importantly, will we see Megxit play out on the small screen?

“To be clear, series six will not bring us any closer to present-day,” Morgan clarified in his statement. “It will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”

Sadly, this sentiment was echoed by The Crown’s executive producer Suzanne Mackie, who told PA via BBC, “to be honest, whatever the life of The Crown is after where we are now, I doubt we’ll ever go as far into the present day.”

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Since The Crown was released in 2016, it has depicted Queen Elizabeth II’s life from her wedding in 1947 to the early 21st century. The show has covered historic events including the Suez Crisis in 1956 as well as various prime ministers, including Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath. 

Actresses Claire Foy and Olivia Coleman have both portrayed the Queen in The Crown, with Imelda Staunton taking on the role for season five. 

“I’m greatly honored,” Staunton told ET in May. “I don’t want to let the air go out of the balloon and I really have to bring it home. I would love to do that for all the people who have gone before me.”

Other additions to the show include Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret and the arrival of newcomer Emma Corrin as Princess Diana. 

Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like Meghan and Harry’s bombshell decision to step down from royal duties will be portrayed on season six of The Crown, but we’re still in for some scolding hot Royal tea.

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Halle Berry Has Learned Nothing From ScarJo By Considering Transgender Role

"I want to experience that world."

Last year, Scarlett Johansson got torn to shreds when she said she should be allowed to play “any person, or any tree, or any animal”. Sadly, fellow actress Halle Berry has learned nothing from Johansson’s mistakes with the news she is preparing to play a transgender man in an upcoming film.

In a recent Instagram Live, Berry spoke about her next role and said, “[The film is about] a character where the woman is a trans character, so she’s a woman that transitioned into a man.”

“She’s a character in a project I love that I might be doing,” she added. “I want to experience that world, understand that world. I want to deep dive in that the way I did Bruised.

“Who this woman was is so interesting to me, and that will probably be my next project, and that will require me cutting all my hair off,” she said. “That’s what I want to experience and understand and study and explore.”

“It’s really important to me to tell stories, and that’s a woman, that’s a female story – it changes to a man, but I want to understand the why and how of that. I want to get into it.”

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Not only did Halle Berry continue talking about the film and character with “she/her” pronouns, but it appeared she didn’t understand the issue with a cisgender actor playing a transgender person.

Fans were quick to call out Berry’s comments on social media and the official Twitter account for Netflix documentary Disclosure also weighed in. 

“Today is a good day to remind people that casting trans actors in trans roles in more than about opportunity,” @Disclosure_Doc tweeted.

It was a similar story for Scarlett Johansson, who was heavily criticised when she agreed to (and subsequently withdrew from) a role as transgender man Dante ‘Tex’ Gill in the biopic Rub & Tug. 

Not only does the casting of cisgender actors in transgender roles perpetuate dangerous stereotypes, it also takes the opportunity away from transgender actors. 

In Disclosure, actress Jen Richards said, “the public thinks of trans women as men with really good hair and makeup in costume. And that’s reinforced every time we see a man who’s played a trans woman offscreen.”

In November last year, Scarlett Johansson admitted that she had “mishandled the situation” when it came to her role in Rub & Tug. “I was not sensitive, my initial reaction to it. I wasn’t totally aware of how the trans community felt about those three actors playing—and how they felt in general about cis actors playing—transgender people,” she said.

Berry has since responded to the backlash, telling her Twitter followers in a statement, “As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community have the opportunity to tell their own stories.”

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