Is This Universal Studios' Show Homophobic?

Oct 21, 2013 Full story: EDGE 33

Universal Studios Hollywood has come under fire for a live action show in which Superman is depicted as an outrageously camp gay man.

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#1 Oct 22, 2013
Tough call.

All humor has a victim.

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#2 Oct 22, 2013
What would Jimmy Olson say ?

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#3 Oct 22, 2013
"The Adventures Of Superman" ceased production in 1958, shortly after I was born, and what's amazing is that Jack Larson and Noel Neill are still alive, nearly 6 decades later.
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#5 Oct 22, 2013
Horace wrote:
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Jimmy Olson sure did seem like a queer didn't he?
Like a man with the name Horace?

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#6 Oct 22, 2013
Horace wrote:
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Jimmy Olson sure did seem like a queer didn't he?
You sure seem like a liar to me, HORACE, or RUDY or PIERRE or any of your other false personalities.

It's like you're stuck on "It's a Small World" ride at one of the Disney parks eternally.

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#7 Oct 22, 2013
It's humor. Watch a Mel Brooks movie and see the ultimate in racial, gay, and anti semantic humor. If you cannot laugh at yourself, you just won't get it, don't go to see it.

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#8 Oct 22, 2013
Semetic, sorry, typing and not thinking.

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#9 Oct 22, 2013
Mel Brooks could never be accused of being anti semantic.

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#10 Oct 22, 2013
Ron431 wrote:
It's humor. Watch a Mel Brooks movie and see the ultimate in racial, gay, and anti semantic humor. If you cannot laugh at yourself, you just won't get it, don't go to see it.
I love most Mel Brooks movies, but I have always found his gay humor insulting not funny.

Now not to be accused of not appreciating gay humor, "FRASIER" is one of my FAV series ever, and it has a LOT of gay humor that is VERY funny.

(And a LOT of gay actors, both as regular cast members, and guests also).

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#11 Oct 22, 2013
Ron431 wrote:
Semetic, sorry, typing and not thinking.
Oops. STILL got it wrong.

ROFL!!

(time to laugh at yourself)

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#12 Oct 23, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>I love most Mel Brooks movies, but I have always found his gay humor insulting not funny.

Now not to be accused of not appreciating gay humor, "FRASIER" is one of my FAV series ever, and it has a LOT of gay humor that is VERY funny.

(And a LOT of gay actors, both as regular cast members, and guests also).
Fraiser is absolutely hilarious!

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#13 Oct 23, 2013
Kimberling wrote:
<quoted text> Fraiser is absolutely hilarious!
i HATED "CHEERS" and nearly every actor on it, and probably only sw 2 or 3 episodes of it, so when I first started watching "FRASIER", I was very surprised that I found the show so damn funny, and so well-written that i fell in love with it.

It probably has had more gay actors on the show, both as regular cast members, and as guests, than any tv series ever.

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#14 Oct 23, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>i HATED "CHEERS" and nearly every actor on it, and probably only sw 2 or 3 episodes of it, so when I first started watching "FRASIER", I was very surprised that I found the show so damn funny, and so well-written that i fell in love with it.

It probably has had more gay actors on the show, both as regular cast members, and as guests, than any tv series ever.
Yeah, I tried watching Cheers on Netflix a few months back, absolutely HATED it. My dad banned it when we were kids so naturally I had to see what I missed. I didn't miss much. If I was growing up nowadays I don't think I'd be allowed to watch anything! We couldn't watch Cheers, Rosanne, Golden Girls, stuff like that. It was all Cosby, full house, and Family Matters. Dad likes Fraiser, though- I don't know!

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#15 Oct 24, 2013
Kimberling wrote:
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Yeah, I tried watching Cheers on Netflix a few months back, absolutely HATED it. My dad banned it when we were kids so naturally I had to see what I missed. I didn't miss much. If I was growing up nowadays I don't think I'd be allowed to watch anything! We couldn't watch Cheers, Rosanne, Golden Girls, stuff like that. It was all Cosby, full house, and Family Matters. Dad likes Fraiser, though- I don't know!
I can understand "Cheers" and "Rosanne", but "Golden Girls" ??? He probably violently hated "Maude" and "All in the Family".@.@

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#16 Oct 24, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Oops. STILL got it wrong.
ROFL!!
(time to laugh at yourself)
Lol. Spelling was never a strong suit for me.

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#17 Oct 24, 2013
Kimberling wrote:
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Yeah, I tried watching Cheers on Netflix a few months back, absolutely HATED it. My dad banned it when we were kids so naturally I had to see what I missed. I didn't miss much. If I was growing up nowadays I don't think I'd be allowed to watch anything! We couldn't watch Cheers, Rosanne, Golden Girls, stuff like that. It was all Cosby, full house, and Family Matters. Dad likes Fraiser, though- I don't know!
It is hard to take a series out of its time. Many shows were great at the time of their making, but just don't hold up as the world changes.

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#18 Oct 24, 2013
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>I can understand "Cheers" and "Rosanne", but "Golden Girls" ??? He probably violently hated "Maude" and "All in the Family".@.@
No, he watched those. I think Golden girls was because of the sex. Like I said, I don't think I'd watch anything if I grew up in these times :)

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#19 Oct 24, 2013
Kimberling wrote:
<quoted text>No, he watched those. I think Golden girls was because of the sex. Like I said, I don't think I'd watch anything if I grew up in these times :)
I don't know about Maude. I'm a late 70s baby, I did watch All in the Family reruns.

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#20 Oct 24, 2013
snyper wrote:
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I can understand "Cheers" and "Rosanne", but "Golden Girls" ??? He probably violently hated "Maude" and "All in the Family".@.@
I hated "Maude". LOVED "All In The Family".

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#21 Oct 24, 2013
Kimberling wrote:
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Yeah, I tried watching Cheers on Netflix a few months back, absolutely HATED it. My dad banned it when we were kids so naturally I had to see what I missed. I didn't miss much. If I was growing up nowadays I don't think I'd be allowed to watch anything! We couldn't watch Cheers, Rosanne, Golden Girls, stuff like that. It was all Cosby, full house, and Family Matters. Dad likes Fraiser, though- I don't know!
Really? The guy who created and wrote the earlier best episodes of "Frazier" is gay and his take was to treat Frazier and his brother Niles as gay men, who happened to be straight, in the world of the show. Thus their silly joy of opera and fine clothes and fancy restaurants and not getting their red neck dad at all.

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