Jennifer Lopez's Hustlers Is Banned from Playing in Malaysia Due to 'Obscene Content': Report

PEOPLE.com | 9/20/2019 | Staff
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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT We regret to inform you that Hustlers movie release has been cancelled as it has been banned in Malaysia. We deeply apologize for the inconveniences caused to our beloved followers, fans of the movie, medias and partners. A special shout-out to @presenceparis @reebokmalaysia @benefitmalaysia @flyproject.co @thenictionary @acutabovegroup @restylemy @tgvpictures and other medias involved. We certainly appreciate all the love and support from our fans and movie lovers for this title; yet it’s our loss that we are unable to carry on. Our sincere apologies that we have let you down. Nevertheless, we hope to bring you more exciting movies in the near future with your continuous support. Thank you 🙏🏻

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Jennifer Lopez‘s Hustlers won’t be dancing its way to Malaysia.

The 50-year-old’s hit film about a group of strippers who steal thousands of dollars from their wealthy Wall Street clients is banned from showing in the country.

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The country’s film censorship board said the film was “not suitable for public viewing,” citing Hustlers‘ scenes featuring nudity, erotic dancing and drug use, according to the BBC. The film was meant to open in Malaysia on Thursday.

Square Box Pictures, the distribution company in charge of distributing the film in Malaysia, shared an announcement on Instagram Thursday confirming the ban.

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“We regret to inform you that Hustlers movie release has been cancelled as it has been banned in Malaysia,” the announcement read. “We deeply apologize for the inconveniences caused to our beloved followers, fans of the movie, medias and partners.”

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