Actor calls 13-year-old girls "whores" at Universal Hollywood, according to cell phone video

Posted Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:29 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Two 13-year-old girls say they were called an inappropriate name by a character at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. The incident was caught on camera. Roxy Fisher and her friend Kayla Beals went with a group to Halloween Horror Nights on Sept. 26 to have some fun. But instead, they say they felt embarrassed by what the character said.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:43 PM
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CreditWh0re said:

When the ad for this event has imagery that would make Iron Maiden albums look tame...

That presumes that the advertising played a role in the decision to visit the park. As noted earlier in this thread, there are local parents that think of Uni, or Disney, as a convenient place to drop the kids for a while, not as a destination resort experience.


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:17 PM
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CreditWh0re said:

When the ad for this event has imagery that would make Iron Maiden albums look tame...

Oh for the love of... let's not bring Eddie into this... He loves kids, see?

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:02 AM
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Iron Maiden is not offensive at all. At least I don't remember them being offensive. I've listened to them from the time I was about ten.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:30 AM

Bakeman31092 said:

When you encounter this kind of inconsistency and general nonsense, it's understandable why a generic warning at a theme park may not get taken seriously.

I just cannot wrap my mind around how "extremely adult material" is in any way a generic warning. The warning is worded as explicitly as possible without explaining verbatim what the guests will encounter, which would obviously pretty much ruin the experience.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:35 AM
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Extreme is in no way vague as a word.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:08 PM
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I think that's because you're not acknowledging that it follows a 13-and-over message. As others have said, "13" conflicts with "extremely adult." Which is it?


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:17 PM

Except that it's not a 13-and-over message.

It says it's most certainly not for anyone under 13, and that you should use your best judgement for those over 13, keeping in mind that the attraction contains "extremely adult material." That's not in any way the same as a blanket "all 13-and-over kids will definitely be A-OK in here!!!" message that's being implied. It's a very explicit, more specific version of the movie PG-13 rating.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:23 PM
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I can't help but giggle at the phrase "extremely adult." I mean, that's just a weird pairing of words that was chosen in favor of something that could've been a little more eloquent.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:24 PM
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Even if it were 18-and-up, or 21-and-up, I still don't see how it's *scary* to call someone a whore. Unsettling, rude, perhaps even disturbing, but not really adding to the frightening nature of the event in an appreciable way.

Might just be me...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:35 PM

It's also not scary to jump out at me from behind something. That's startling, not scary, and there is a difference. Yet that's what makes up a lot of Halloween haunts and the like.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:37 PM

But as was noted earlier, not everything that is said and done in any given haunt is meant to be scary. And in terms of being unsettling, rude or perhaps even disturbing, I suspect that various people would find that to be true of various things in any given haunt. They just don't go to the media about them.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:47 PM

I don't believe this incident comes anywhere close to "extremely adult." This warning was overkill. I would expect nudity and real whores with that description. I could argue that Allred would have a better chance at winning a "false advertisement" claim... :-D

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:14 PM
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In addition to the good responses above, I think this show also sets mood, tone and primes the guest for what's inside. The same way fog, lights, building facades and such do at any haunt.

The purge scene where the host talks down to the audience is specifically meant to show disrespect and is setting the tone based on the source material. The upper classes are auctioning off the lower classes that they feel are below them for the intent purpose of killing them for fun.

So no, insult and talking down to the audience (including calling people "whore") isn't scary. But it's a part of the overall tone of the show that sets the mood and creates a more immersive environment. Exactly the sort of thing HHN does better than most that makes it so popular.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:53 PM

Truthfully, if I had read the words extremely adult, I would assume it's R rated entertainment. Seems like it's being stated that it's 13 and above, but somehow implies that if you are in the age group of 13-18, you may or may not need adult supervision.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:50 PM
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Part of the problem I see is that the park is saying "This is not for anyone 12 or younger" and "This is extremely adult material", and then relying on unchaperoned 13 to 18 year olds to police themselves.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:13 PM
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I think my issue is more the opposite, wondering why a grown woman would think it's OK to direct the words at kids. I don't think you need to be a parent that to understand that there are certain things you don't say to other people's kids, regardless of context. She certainly had the option at the time to make an age-appropriate decision, and it's my opinion that she didn't do that.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:18 PM

What I find difficult is the environment that this is in. An amusement park. Most parents wouldn't be afraid to let their teens go about the park enjoying it unsupervised assuming that it would not be necessary to be with them at all times. Check in occasionally? Yes. Be with them at all times to filter everything they are into there? I would say no. This age to me sounds like the age where you would be able to give them freedom to roam the park unsupervised for the most part.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:21 PM
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Stop assuming the actor knew these girls were underaged.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:23 PM
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B'ster, I know for a fact that Carowinds has discussed an adult only nite in the past (not for hakloween, just in general) and some parks have offered adult only haunts. Just because its at an amusement park does not make the event acceptable for children.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:25 PM
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I'm not sure it matters whether the actor knows if audience members are not adults. The line I have trouble with is using derogatory words when there may be children in the room.

An adults only night at an amusement park, that's a different subject. Anything goes.

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