But it seems like there's one important detail about Beauty and the Beast the LeFou detractors are forgetting, and Twitter users have been quick to point it out. After all, isn't it a little weird to criticize a gay character when the film is about a woman falling in love with a beast?
The internet was quick to point out that the Beast more closely resembles a water buffalo than a human — which makes for a pretty jarring love story, if you think about it.
Some people didn't agree that the Beast looks like a buffalo, suggesting other animals he more closely resembles. (He definitely doesn't resemble a human, though.)
Of course, the Beast isn't actually an upright water buffalo — he's a man cursed into Beast form by an enchantress. But if you stop to think about the idea of a young girl falling in love with someone who looks like an animal, well, that is pretty strange.