The guy who voiced Chip in the 1991 animated film "Beauty and the Beast" has some strong words for the homophobes boycotting the film over Le Fou's sexuality.
Basically: STFU, Le Fou was already pretty gay to begin with, and you should probably get over it because this movie is about bestiality anyway.
Bradley Pierce, who was just 8 years old when he played Chip the teacup in the 1991 film, said all this to a TMZ reporter's camera this week.
If you've watched the original cartoon recently, Chip here has a pretty good point.
I mean, the dude sings an entire song about how great Gaston is. Le Fou seems to have no other purpose in life besides pointing out Gaston's physical perfection.
So yeah, really nothing has changed that much in the live-action version of the film.
In fact, I'd argue this song make way more sense in the live-action film, now that it's confirmed Le Fou is gay.
So, yes, in case you hadn't heard, Disney officially announced Josh Gad's character, Le Fou, is gay and in love with his best friend/idol Gaston.
He marks the first openly gay character ever in a Disney blockbuster, which is pretty cool.
Then all these bigots in Alabama had to ruin it by canceling a showing of the film because the theater owner can't handle a tiny bit of homosexuality.
To those people, Pierce said,
Another great point, Chip! He even referenced that excellent headline from The Chaser article about the controversy.
Pierce went on to say,
You tell 'em, Chip.