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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?

Comments

This show was the more offensive of the two. It needed to be modified at least. The stereotype of gay men as weak is something that is just not acceptable. I liked the shirtless actor's appearance and the idea of "fairy dust" was funny...even getting on one's knees for General Zod. But when the play took the "silly f a g g ot, d i c k s are for chicks" attitude and had General Zod b i t ch-slapping superman, that was simply unacceptable.

And I don't care about those who cry "censorship". You CAN watch the play on YouTube.

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and I was always of the opinion that appeared to be free - sighted and without prejudice to the United States of America, and its citizens but what is clearly refuted by this message ! ! I was twice in the United States of America and was surprised how and what is possible ! ! can do and how Friendly und nice to be there and I was always proud to have  American friends Citizens of the United States, finally you helped us in 1945  us to free from our dictator to Liberate and allows us to life  again created a new independent state in which every citizens can do what he/she wants without the other one it hurts , I call that value freedom and life ! ! prescribed without other to get what one has to do is the Personal expenditure freedom to live as you would like it as long as you molested any other order , so I can not understand that some others prescribe that would not be so nice or even homosexual without a reason to quit this idea ..... that is Disparaging people and not well thought out and shows that there are some other people that left and right can not look to see over the edge  that there is also beautiful things there worth seeing and are to be admired , and are not classified by gender , so I find it very snooty this show to be painted Thank you all for reading this I`ll be happy to get responds from you all you might like to drop me a note!!!! would like to hear from you, bye bye Thomas my e-Mail is thomashartleif@rocketmail.com. 

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