Ledger has blasted the decision by some U.S. theater
owners not to show Brokeback Mountain,
comparing it to racism, Australia's Herald Sun
newspaper reported Wednesday. He added that he wasn't
surprised that a theater chain in Utah banned the
movie, which has received wide acclaim.
''I heard a while ago that West Virginia was
going to ban it. But that's a state that was lynching
people only 25 years ago, so that's to be expected,''
Ledger told the newspaper. ''Personally, I don't think the
movie is [controversial], but I think maybe the Mormons in
Utah do. I think it's hilarious and very immature of a
society. If two people are loving...I think we should
be more concerned if two people express anger in love,
Ledger spoke to the newspaper during a premiere
of the movie in Melbourne. (Advocate.com)