In Saudi Arabia, the authorities started to collect rainbow-colored toys and clothes, which are the symbol of LGBTI+, in the capital Riyadh, under the title of “fighting against homosexuality”.
According to state media, authorities have begun to recall toys, stationery, and clothes with rainbow colors from stores in the capital, Riyadh.
In a statement regarding the decision, an official from the Ministry of Commerce used the expressions for rainbow colored products, “which goes against the Islamic faith and social morality, and encourages gay colors by targeting the younger generation.”
In addition, according to the information in The Guardian; “Rainbow raids” began with Saudi Arabia banning films that depicted or even referred to sexual minorities. In April, the kingdom said it had asked Disney to cut “LGBTQ references” from Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but Disney refused.
Saudi authorities objected to a 12-second scene in which a character refers to his “mothers of two.” An official said that at the time, the government was trying to reach an agreement with Disney to find a solution, but ultimately the film was not shown in Saudi cinemas.