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Last week, "Vice" magazine posted an article about Universal Studios Hollywood's "Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure" with a title that said it all: "The Bill and Ted Show at Universal Studios Is Super Homophobic (and Also Racist and Terrible)."
The article went into detail about the show, especially its portrayal of a gay Superman. There's also plenty of racist stereotypes, "Cory Monteith's ghost," and even a joke or two about sexual assault for good measure. The second video posted by "Vice" has been taken down "due to a copyright claim by Universal Studios Hollywood."
The story took off across social media, and after plenty of public criticism, NBCUniversal has pulled the show from the Halloween Horror Nights event. There is a brief note on the event's website, stating, "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."
The event's other attractions, which include mazes, "Walking Dead" zombies shambling across "scare zones," and creepy rides, will be way less scary than watching our beloved Wyld Stallyns take part in such icky shenanigans.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]