This comes shortly after Emma admitted a "scheduling conflict" with the making of "Beauty and the Beast" was to blame for her not accepting a starring role in "La La Land".
A drive-through cinema in Alabama, United States, also banned the movie from its screens because of the gay character.
Other castmates pose similar responses such as Gad, Emma Watson, Luke Evans and director Bill Condon who praised Gad's depiction of the gay character. I had to be there to do that and as I was saying before it's like you can't half-arse a project like this, you know, you're in or you're out. McGregor told Colbert. "It's 2017, for f-k's sake!"
As the live action film prepares for release this week - the reported "gay moment" has caused an entire country to drop the film from its theaters.
Condon broke the news about LeFou in an interview with the United Kingdom magazine Attitude.
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Koeman was delighted with his team's "professional" performance and was particularly pleased with the way they dealt with West Brom's aerial threat.
In what way is the character gay?
The live-action remake of the popular cartoon features a scene in which the "sexuality of sidekick character LeFou, played by actor Josh Gad, is made clear", says Variety. He was asked what he thought about the "little bit of controversy" over the "gay moments" in the new movie.
"The film has not been and will not be cut for Malaysia", Disney said in an e-mailed statement. "And I just think with her old-soul quality about her as an actress, and she's incredibly intelligent and handsome, it doesn't hurt, and she's going to be fantastic".
He added: "We need to think, we must allow people to decide for themselves". During a sit-down with Entertainment Weekly, she said, "I think that what's so fantastic about Josh's performance is that it's so subtle".
Are you just as exasperated as Ewan McGregor about the backlash to LeFou being gay? "I was manic, I was so hectic but I loved it". "There are rumours that LeFou has gay feelings for Gaston", he said.