76 gay and bisexual men have been deported from Kuwait amid a ‘moral’ crackdown on homosexuality. Mohammad al-Dhufairi, a spokesperson, told the al-Dhufairi newspaper that they consider homosexuality morally distressful and that is why they have no tolerance to it in Kuwait, because breaking the rules can put the Kuwaiti people at risk. The department confirmed that “76 men have been deported”, and also that “gay” massage parlours had been shut down. According to reports, sex toys, women’s underwear and makeup were found during raids. Twenty-two massage parlours were shut down, suspected of catering to gay and bisexual people.Kuwait earlier this year claimed a new cut of Beauty and the Beast not including a gay moment would show in cinemas after the film was banned. Last year, the family of a US soldier said that she and her girlfriend were jailed for 25 years on “false” charges because of their sexuality.