John M. Becker

Universal Studios Cancels Homophobic Halloween Show

Filed By John M. Becker | October 24, 2013 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: gaybashing, minstrel show, minstrelsy, stereotypes, Superman, Universal Studios

superman_universal_studios.jpgUniversal Studios Hollywood has cancelled its "Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure" show after widespread public outcry over the production's bigoted content.

As we reported last week here on Bilerico, the show featured homophobic humor, a gay minstrel-type character, and anti-gay violence. It was also blatantly racist.

Universal Studios announced the cancellation in a brief statement posted to its website. It reads, "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."

h/t: The New Civil Rights Movement.

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