Jason Derulo says his penis had to be edited out of Cats using CGI
17 December 2019, 12:51 | Updated: 17 December 2019, 13:05
A crucial part of Jason Derulo will be missing from 'Cats'.
Jason Derulo will play Rum Tum Tugger in the upcoming movie adaptation of the musical Cats. The movie – which will be released on 20 December – boasts an all-star cast including Taylor Swift, Dame Judi Dench and Jennifer Hudson.
However, some were left less than impressed after the release of the "terrifying" trailer. The film cleverly uses CGI to give the actors their feline look, which leaves the otherwise recognisable stars looking a little… off. One CGI casualty was, sadly, Jason Derulo's penis.
In case you didn't know, Jason's penis has been a hot topic on the internet in recent weeks – and not for the reason you might think. Basically, the singer shared a photo of himself in his swimming trunks emerging from a pool and it pretty much outlined everything.
Instagram then deleted the photo because of its, um, revealing nature. Apparently, posts featuring "aroused genitalia" are against the sites guidelines, an Instagram spokesperson told People. The move prompted Jason to campaign to #BringBackAnaconda and get his photo back, with his fans soon chiming in too.
Well, it looks like the makers of Cats also had a problem with Jason's trouser snake. Speaking on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM radio show, Jason revealed how his penis was edited out of the movie after wearing tights simply didn't do the job. "[They] CGI'd the dick out. I noticed that," Jason said.
Andy replied: "You think they airbrushed your penis out of Cats?" Jason then stated: "125 percent. I literally, I could see it in the trailer. For sure."
Andy then asked if Jason was surprised that they decided to airbrush his penis out, considering Rum Tum Tugger isn't exactly known for being "hung". "That could have been a new thing though," Jason answered. "I think to make it as cat like as possible, I think that's what it was about."
Listen to Jason Derulo's SiriusXM interview here.
See, nothing personal.