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Universal Studios Pulls 'Gay' Superman, Censors Video of Homophobic Halloween Show

| by Michael Allen

After a video of a stereotypical "gay" Superman character went viral on the web last week, Universal Studios Hollywood pulled the character and the homophobic Halloween show he appeared in.

Universal Studios Hollywood also pulled the evidence of the controversial show from YouTube claiming a "copyright claim," when in reality the video was shot by an attendee.

Fortunately, a copy of the video (below) was recently uploaded to YouTube.

The Superman character became gay after being sprinkled with "fairy dust" by some witches in the Bill & Ted Halloween Horror Nights show at Universal Studios Hollywood, noted Towleroad.com last week.

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This judge looked an inmate square in the eyes and did something that left the entire courtroom in tears:

Superman then took off his pants and top, and pranced around the stage in his underwear while making stereotypical gay sexual innuendos to other characters.

While the audience laughed uproariously, the show was condemned on the web as "homophobic."

NBCUniversal recently said in a statement: "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."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the gay and lesbian rights organization GLADD praised NBCUniversal for its "quick" decision to pull the show, which the company had run for weeks.

"NBCUniversal has taken quick and strong action regarding this matter and also started a productive dialogue around future 'Bill & Ted' programming to ensure that all park visitors can have an enjoyable experience," GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz said. "This decision falls in line with NBCUniversal's history of including groundbreaking and positive depictions of LGBT people across its brands."  

Sources: Towleroad.com, The Hollywood Reporter, YouTube