Author Topic: Universal Studios Hollywood Pulls 'Anti-Gay' 'Bill and Ted' Halloween Show  (Read 350 times)

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The show was criticized as being homophobic for featuring a Superman who was turned gay — and then displayed a series of homosexual stereotypes.

Universal Studios Hollywood announced it was shelving its Bill & Ted Halloween Horror Nights show, which critics had charged with being homophobic.

The show featured Superman, who was "turned gay" by being sprinkled with "fairy dust," according to reports. The Superman character then displayed a series of gay stereotypes meant to be played for laughs.

"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," Universal Studios Hollywood said in a statement.


At this point you are probably wondering if this latest act of censorship and restriction on artistic expression had to have its origins with Christians, most likely those reactionary troglodytes, the Fundamentalist community. Gay Superman indeed!

How wrong your are, Pookie. It was this other group Hollywood listens to, not Christians.

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GLAAD expressed concerns to NBCUniversal about the show Tuesday and referred to it as "anti-gay" in a story on its website. The organization praised the decision to pull the show.

"NBCUniversal has taken quick and strong action regarding this matter and also started a productive dialogue around future 'Bill & Ted' programming to ensure that all park visitors can have an enjoyable experience," GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz said. "This decision falls in line with NBCUniversal's history of including groundbreaking and positive depictions of LGBT people across its brands." 


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/universal-studios-hollywood-pulls-anti-650570
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If they really wanted to avoid causing a fuss, all they had to do was say that Superman is owned by Warner Bros. and that they were pulling the show because of copyright/trademark issues.

But noooo... capitulate, they must!
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