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Universal: Anti-gay Halloween show is ‘satirical’

Universal: Anti-gay Halloween show is ‘satirical’

After accusations of homophobia, Universal Studios has claimed its show featuring a stereotypically gay Superman is ‘satirical’.

In the Halloween live show at the Hollywood theme park, the superhero is ‘turned’ gay.

During the transformation, Superman is lisping, sexually aggressive, physically weak and is mocked and attacked for humor repeatedly.

‘[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 a statement.

‘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.’

The Man of Steel’s gay transformation leads Bill to say ‘Who could possibly make a worse Superman?’

Superman also hits on the shows protagonists, blowing them kisses and slapping them on the rear. This draws disgust from the duo, with Ted saying ‘Eww dude!’

At one point, when told by General Zod to ‘kneel’, Superman takes it as an invitation to perform oral sex, excitedly saying ‘Finally!’

A disgusted Zod then beats him up, prompting Ted to exclaim ‘We need Superman to man up – fast!’

This is not the first time the Bill and Ted Halloween show has featured gay stereotypes.

A 2006 production of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure featured a gay Superman who showed no interest in fighting crime – preferring to dance with ribbons and shouting ‘Rainbows!