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A Gay Kiss Was Cut From ‘Descendants 2,’ & People Are Pissed

The release of Descendants 2 seemed like everything fans were hoping for. Thirteen million viewers tuned in for the Disney Channel movie’s premiere last Friday. But afterwards, fans found out about a cut scene which showed a long-awaited kiss between Harry Hook, the son of Captain Hook played by Thomas Doherty, and Gil, Gaston’s son played by Dylan Playfair. Thanks to Instagram posts from both actors, fans now know the scene was filmed and they’re asking Disney why it wasn’t in the movie.


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Viewers expressed their sadness about the deleted scene in Instagram comments as well as on Twitter. It’s unfortunate that Disney cut the scene when there are already so few LGBTQ+ characters on television, much less on Disney Channel.

In the Descendants 2 book, Harry and Gil’s kiss makes the cut. Many fans knew this about the book series and were expecting the scene to be in the movie. So why wasn’t it? There’s no clear answer at this point, but according to Refinery29Descendants 3 is a possibility, so maybe we’ll see a kiss between the two then.

While we wait for Disney’s next move, at least we have photographic evidence of the kiss to remind us that Harry and Gil’s love is alive.

Abbey is a senior at the University of Wyoming and is currently majoring in Journalism. She couldn't imagine a world without Jesus, coffee, The 1975, Twitter or her family. You'll usually find her at a concert or cafe somewhere, which is where she spends majority of her free-time. Talking to band members after their shows is a hobby, along with thrifting & indulging in all aspects of pop culture. After college, she plans to spend more time at concerts, getting paid to write about music and bands.
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