A Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween show featuring Superman is drawing criticism from viewers. The plot involves a witch sprinkling “fairy dust” on Superman who then lisps, prances, flirts and harasses other guys even as he's beaten up by arch-enemy General Zod.
A Vice.com report said, "After becoming gay, Superman's voice and posture changes. 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!"
At one point in the show, Zod instructs Superman to get on his knees and the Man of Steel, says happily, "Finally."
In a video of the show, the audience can be heard laughing as Ted, during the unexcellent adventure, says that Superman needs to man-up if he’s to save the day.
The show, part of the park's Halloween Horror Nights and in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure," has drawn criticism for the homophobic stereotype and also for racist and sexist jokes.
"It isn't comedy. It isn't funny. It's offensive, mocking and dumb," said Amy Rusko, who attended the show with her teenager daughter. "We wanted to just walk out."
"It was the kind of dumb, offensive humor you'd have expected 20 years ago," said viewer Michael Kaas. "I'll never go back. Any token Universal Studios ever received for being pro-gay has to be taken back."
"'Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure' sucked," said Travis Whipple, who also said in a Facebook complaint to Universal Studios that he atttended the show.