Samoa bans Elton John movie 'Rocketman' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Samoa bans Elton John movie 'Rocketman'

Samoa has banned the Elton John biopic "Rocketman" because of its depictions of homosexuality.

About 97 per cent of people in Samoa identify as Christian, and the society is generally considered conservative and traditional.

Under Samoa's 2013 Crimes Act, sodomy is deemed an offense that is punishable by up to seven years in prison, even if both parties consent.

Samoa's principal censor Leiataua Niuapu Faaui told the Samoa Observer that the homosexual activity depicted on screen violated laws and didn't sit well with the country's cultural and Christian beliefs.

*No one here in NZ will say a word, esp from the Left, because Samoans are not people you hassle over religion. Plus Samoans are a large voter base for Labour in NZ.*

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