Thursday, October 24, 2013

Universal Studios uses copyright law to hide fair comment evidence on YouTube of homophobic stereotyping in Halloween show at its theme park

Universal Studios, not usually an LGBT-phobic company, was called out recently by for the stereotypically gay, stereotypically racist and rape joke-laden "Halloween Horror Nights," entitled "Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure."
     After the Huffington Post's Gay Voices section piled on, here and here, Universal cancelled (rather than revised) the show and tried to remove the fair-comment evidence on Google-owned YouTube, which seemed largely, but evidently not totally cooperative, — unless Universal somehow missed this clip of similar shenanigans in 2006:

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