Universal Studios has released a statement in regards to complaints that a live show at its Hollywood theme park is over the top with homophobic and offensive material, by portraying Superman as sexually aggressive, lisping and beaten for it.
“[Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure] appears during ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ in limited run and is specifically intended to be shocking and satirical in tone, focusing on adult themes,” Universal spokeswoman Audrey Eig said in an emailed statement to The Advocate. “The show lampoons across all areas of our culture and it was not our intention to offend or upset anyone. We know there are a range of opinions on this issue and we will respect them as we consistently review and refine the show’s content.”
“After becoming gay, Superman’s voice and posture changes,” Vice reported. “His lips purse, his toes point inward, and his wrists become limp. His new voice sounds like a homophobic uncle doing a drunken impression of Richard Simmons, complete with lisps and frequent use of the word ‘faaaaaaabulous!’”
Superman then rips off his shirt, makes moves on Bill and Ted and takes off with a fictionalized George Takei, to have sex.
To be fair, gays are not the only group targeted. Many other cultural stereotypes get the same lip “service” . And lets face it, i’m sure it was a bunch of Nancies that wrote it. …But seriously, how hot is Superman??? YUM.
Update: Universal has canceled the production
via Universal: The Allegedly Homophobic Bill and Ted Show Is ‘Satirical’ | Advocate.com.