‘Bill and Ted’ Halloween Show Canceled at Universal Studios Amid Criticism

A stage show at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights has been canceled amid criticism that it is insensitive to gays.

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“Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” stage show at Universal Studios Hollywood has been canceled amid criticism it is insensitive to gays. (Universal Studios Hollywood)

A scene in “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” depicts Superman getting sprinkled with “fairy dust” and turning into an over-the-top effeminate character.

In a statement posted Wednesday on its website, Universal Studios Hollywood said: “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.”

Rich Ferraro, vice president of GLAAD, formerly known as the Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, said in a statement: “This type of content should be removed. Many have voiced strong concerns regarding the decision to include such outdated stereotypes and this outcry should inform future programming as well.”

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