WHY ON EARTH DID THEY CUT THE SCENE WITH HARRY AND GIL KISSING? You may have a few haters out there, but Disney is way too strong a company to let that bother them. And, it would be one of the first gay couples in a Disney movie. It's modern and isn't Descendants a "modern retelling of the children of villains"? I mean, it would have supporters all over the world and if this is happening, multiple fans their dreams can come true. I'm talking Bechloe and stuff!
I strongly believe that it WAS in the script, or at least, in the original one. Why? Because the book adaptations are usually based on the original script rather than the definitive script, and the kiss has clearly happened in the novelization. I've checked the book store myself. It does say that Harry and Gil kissed.
Concerning what the crew said, my guess is that the crew said that it wasn't in the script meaning that it wasn't in the definitive script, not the original one. I think that ultimately, the kiss has always been planned for the movie, but was ultimately scratched off from the script. Every company wishes to keep their good reputation. Disney tries to do it as well. They are simply stating it in order to avoid receiving negative reviews, from both LGBT supporters and those who are against it (which are dumb people who should be eliminated from the world without second thought)