A billboard advertising the newly-released horror movie “The Nun II” in Bandar Sunway, Selangor, has recently become the focal point of a heated debate after the cross on the poster was replaced with a ghost emoji.
The incident, which gained widespread attention on various social media platforms, especially Twitter, has elicited a spectrum of reactions from the public.
Prominently situated in a high-visibility location, netizens have been discussing the matter in the context of artistic expression, religious sensitivity, and freedom of speech. While some perspectives came from lighthearted stances, poking fun at the ‘censorship’, others believed that it portrayed respect towards Malaysian Christians.
One Reddit user passionately articulated their perspective, stating, “Have you ever considered that Christians may also be uncomfortable with their religious symbol…