Universal Studios Cancels Homophobic Halloween Show
We jumpstarted the dialog about the offensive and plain un-funny Halloween productions at two L.A. theme parks last week, prompting pressure from GLAAD and a non-apology apology from Universal Studios.
But late Wednesday afternoon, Universal Studios decided the headlines weren't worth the hassle for its otherwise pro-LGBT reputation, and has pulled the plug on "Bill & Ted's Halloween Adventure."
Universal's website landing page for the show is now mostly blank, aside from a new message to visitors: After thoughtful consideration, Universal Studios Hollywood has made the decision to discontinue production of the Halloween Horror Nights' "Bill & Ted" show for the remainder of its limited run.
"NBCUniversal has taken quick and strong action regarding this matter and also started a productive dialog around future 'Bill & Ted' programming to ensure that all park visitors can have an enjoyable experience," GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz said. "This decision falls in line with NBCUniversal's history of including groundbreaking and positive depictions of LGBT people across its brands."
Did Universal make the right move? And where's Knott's Berry Farm in all this?