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Kenya Blames Gay Men ‘Behaving Badly’ For What Happened Between Two Male Lions

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A Kenyan film regulatory executive blamed gay men for “behaving badly” after two male lions were spotted engaging in homosexual behavior at a popular tourist destination, according to reports Thursday.

Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, chief executive of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) who is responsible for TV and film censorship in Kenya, told Nairobi News he believes the inappropriate encounter between two male lions was due to the influence of gay males who visited the Masai Mara national park or demons, reported the Daily Mail.

“They must have copied it from somewhere or it is demonic. Because these animals do not watch movies,” said Mutua. Same-sex relations in Kenya are illegal; violation of the law could result in up to 14 years in prison.

If animals engage in gay behavior it “will surely be the end of the animal species,” tweeted Mutua Thursday.

Mutua found about the illicit actions from images taken by London-based photographer Paul Goldstein, a guide for Exodus Travel. “Sometimes you just see something that takes your breath away. I was guiding in the Masai Mara recently and we saw two impressive alpha males in perfect light.” Goldstein said, adding it was “impossible not to smile” at the two male lions.

“Gay pride?” wrote Goldstein Wednesday on Instagram.


The film classification board, operating under the government of Kenya, also announced this week they are banning Disney Channel TV show “Andi Mack” for featuring a gay character, Mutua tweeted Monday.

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