NBCUniversal addressing anti-gay content in "Halloween Horror Nights" show at Universal Studios

October 22, 2013

NBCUniversal is addressing concerns regarding "Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure," a show currently running during "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood. In the show, which has been widely reported on in LGBT media, the character of Superman is sprinkled with 'fairy dust' and 'turns gay.' According to reports, the character then engages in a series of gay stereotypes for the audience to laugh at.

GLAAD has a long standing relationship with NBCUniversal, and is working with them on this issue.  GLAAD's Vice President of Communications Rich Ferraro said:
"We have reached out to NBCUniversal and are engaging in a productive dialogue around this and future shows. 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 Many have voiced strong concerns regarding the decision to include such outdated stereotypes and this outcry should inform future programming as well."

GLAAD works with a range of TV shows, film studios and live entertainment to improve and ensure accurate depictions of LGBT people. GLAAD will keep you posted on updates regarding 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure.'


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