Samoa Censorship Board

Samoa bans Elton John movie Rocketman from cinemas

“Unfortunately due to censoring issues, we have had to cancel Rocketman,” the Apollo Cinemas Samoa stated during a Facebook update of its movie screenings for the week.

The cinemas confirmed that the movie was not approved for screening.

This is the second time the Samoa Censorship Board has banned a gay biography – with the first being the movie Milk banned in 2009. This was based on the life of US gay rights activist Harvey Milk.