Universal Studios Pulls Gay Superman Show
(The Hollywood Reporter) 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.
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.
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