A stage show at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights has been canceled amid criticism that it is insensitive to gays.
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 Many have voiced strong concerns regarding the decision to include such outdated stereotypes and this outcry should inform future programming as well.”
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