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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Friday, October 24, 2014 10:04 AM

I've only been to one Halloween event at Kings Island. Not once did any actor do any name calling of any kind to anyone. I enjoyed the event thoroughly and was frightened on many occasions. I'm with Travis in that the use of this language isn't scary in the least, so how does this fit in with the spirit of Halloween?

Also, I'm not advocating that there is any kind of a lawsuit here.

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Friday, October 24, 2014 10:18 AM

Sometimes it isn't about being physically scared.

It's about other senses as well. Good haunted house in my opinion messes with all the senses...smell (the rotten dead cows at Geuaga Lake)...or touch for instance. While the actors can't touch you, you can still get the effect of touch on people. There are a few haunted houses, that use "ice walls" or "ice floors", or Kennywood's Noah's ark that uses pillow floors, etc. Cedar Point this year uses Taste in one of their skeleton key rooms. And of course hearing goes under this of which we are talking about.

Last edited by RollerCoasterGod, Friday, October 24, 2014 10:19 AM
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Friday, October 24, 2014 10:31 AM

I'm really confused. How is calling me a retard or any other name scary? I fail to follow that logic.

I get attack the other senses, but I nor anyone I know consider that scary in the least. *Shrugs*

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Friday, October 24, 2014 10:47 AM

I believe you're associating everything that it must be scary.

You're statement that your are confused is perfect. Confusion is part of what makes a great haunted event. Confusion can mess with a person. Believe they are going one way, and take them on a different path, or scare, or laugh over there (by means of a practical joke or scare...it can go either way, or both.) It's a great start to pull people out of their comfort zones at events.

There are parts of events that are just cool to look at it, and don't have to be scary, there are parts to wow, parts to make some cry, parts to make you laugh, parts to make you wonder, parts to make you cringe, and push you far out of your comfort zone.

It all leads up to entertainment for me. Depending how well the park or event does is how I come across my own personal ranking for the Halloween event. That's one reason why I, and many others rank Universal as one of the best.

Last edited by RollerCoasterGod, Friday, October 24, 2014 10:59 AM
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Friday, October 24, 2014 11:05 AM
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Universal is taking the wrong approach. What a perfect marketing opportunity.

"I was called a whore at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt"

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Friday, October 24, 2014 11:07 AM

And I had to buy another ticket to pick the t-shirt up inside the park.

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Friday, October 24, 2014 11:26 AM

Lord Gonchar said:
If you can handle scenes of murder, torture, torment, gore, graphic violence and such...you can handle the word, "Whore."

THIS!!!

This country is so screwed in the head. It's totally fine to let a 13 year old girl go see scenes of Horrendous graphic gore (Blood, torture, abductions, mutilations, etc). but the word Whore is somehow the tipping point?

Another case of bad parenting, and now the mom has to blame someone.

(I'm ignoring the Customer Relations fail for the moment).

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Friday, October 24, 2014 11:29 AM

I respect your opinion, but can't for the life of me agree. Me personally, if I had been called any kind of a name, to me it doesn't even warrant a trip to talk to management. I'm not easily offended.

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Friday, October 24, 2014 11:37 AM
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Just a thought that keeps coming to mind: Hearing the word "whore" is substantially different than being CALLED a whore.

Not making any blanket statements on impropriety, lawsuits (really?!?), punshment for the employee, or ANY of that. Just noted that those two ideas seem to be equated when in my mind there's a pretty huge gap.

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Friday, October 24, 2014 11:44 AM

Maybe they went to the gate for Halloween Whorer Nights by mistake... #15minutesoffame

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Friday, October 24, 2014 12:22 PM
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rollergator said:

Just a thought that keeps coming to mind: Hearing the word "whore" is substantially different than being CALLED a whore.

Apparently that's where the biggest disconnect here is.

Observing fiction with all kinds of "offensive" content is a lot different than being at the receiving end of something offensive. I think scary things involve fantasy and a sense of danger, which you know isn't real. That's not the same as name calling. There's a reason most women don't want to be called a bitch, slut or whore when they're in bed. You're talking about someone's sexual identity there, and you don't get a pass to call little girls whores just because of some vaguely implied social contract.

So tuck your junk back and show a little empathy. I don't get this desire to make excuses for people being assholes.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Friday, October 24, 2014 1:18 PM
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Bakeman31092 said:

This needs to be cleared up right away: there is absolutely zero threat to anyone's life and zero violence at these attractions. There are simulated physical threats and artistic depictions of violence, but no real blood is being drawn and no one is actually getting injured or even under the threat of being injured (unless there's an accident). It's fake. It's all staged. Just like on a roller coaster--even though you're falling hundreds of feet through the open air there's still no real danger involved.

And this is exactly the point that being missed.

I feel, after viewing the video, that the comment toward the girls was done in exactly the same way the threats, violence and such are - playfully within the confines of the 'show' or the 'game' being played.

I don't see how you can be ok with one, but not the other. Simple as that.

None of it is real. If you're comfortable with (or comfortable with your kids articipating in) the playful murder, violence, and stuff directed at you (or them) in the name of fun, then you have to be comfortable with adult language being used the same way.

I don't think it makes sense to cherry pick in this case. "Well, this adult thing is ok, but this one isn't."

Context and intent.

Jeff said:

There's a reason most women don't want to be called a bitch, slut or whore when they're in bed.

You've been with the wrong women, man. :)


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Friday, October 24, 2014 1:28 PM
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The demon goat in Drag Me To Hell uses both Whore and Bitch in an attempt to be adult and scary.

*drops mic*


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Friday, October 24, 2014 1:41 PM
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Gonch said:

This is the park that just last year had to shut down the Bill & Ted show because of pushing the bar on the gay jokes a little too far. It's what they do.

But is it that the show was ending because the gay jokes were getting out of hand, or was it that the audience was becoming more sensitive to the subject matter?

Bunky said:

...the whole thing just reeks of set up. You can't really tell if this actor is addressing this particular group of girls or characters from the show. No one witnessed the whole "pay to get in and talk to a manager" thing either. Then these people get Gloria Allred to ask for an apology?

The way I understand the story, they only got the high-profile attorney and went to the media after failed attempts to speak to a manager.

Bakeman said:

I will say that if you're worried about rumors getting spread at your school, making such a public spectacle of the situation and sending your video to the media probably isn't the best idea.

I will agree with that statement. Exactly what I was thinking.

RollerCoasterGod said:

It all leads up to entertainment for me.

Getting called "whore" and "slut" is not entertaining in the least. I will bet you that it is not something that Universal expects their actors to call someone. I bet it is grounds for dismissal. I bet that actor was at least "pulled into the office" and spoken to about this particular incident. I bet she was told not tom call guests names like that.

CreditWh0re said:

This country is so screwed in the head. It's totally fine to let a 13 year old girl go see scenes of Horrendous graphic gore (Blood, torture, abductions, mutilations, etc). but the word Whore is somehow the tipping point?

Paying to see monsters startle you is not the same as being personally insulted in front of a group.]

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Friday, October 24, 2014 1:50 PM

LG, you're talking about one movie -- You can pick up the mic

Take a look at any 1980's horror movies. There is language, but not that much. I find Alfred Hitchcock movies to be extremely scary and yet...no need for language.

I'm also guessing that management had a talk with said employees and probably also released a memo or had an employee meeting about this or possibly even had managers go to each employee to talk about this or any combination of the above.

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Friday, October 24, 2014 2:15 PM
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B'ster B said:

LG, you're talking about one movie -- You can pick up the mic

Clearly, you don't get my humor.

And once the mic is dropped, you can never pick it back up. Amateur.


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Friday, October 24, 2014 2:24 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
This is the park that just last year had to shut down the Bill & Ted show because of pushing the bar on the gay jokes a little too far. It's what they do.

I find the fact that Universal thinks that Bill and Ted are still culturally relevant far more offensive than the gay humor or calling someone a whore.


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Friday, October 24, 2014 2:26 PM
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This keeps coming to mind:


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Friday, October 24, 2014 2:28 PM
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If you were dropping the mic because you think you were being cute, rock on I guess, but you exactly make my point that watching fiction is a whole lot different than someone calling you a derogatory name with regard to your sexuality to your face.

And I bet you'd all run and hide if any of our wives or girlfriends came on here and said, "As a woman, this is not OK." This is all easy to have a good laugh in the sausage party that is CoasterBuzz.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Friday, October 24, 2014 2:35 PM
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My wife and daughter are ok with it.

And yes, while I suspected as much, I actually did run the story past them both.

The similarity in their eye rolls was a little creepy.

So if you want a genuine strong, intelligent female perspective, I can have them log on and tell you how blown out of proportion this is and why it takes way more than a word thrown in jest to define them in any meaningful way.

...but you exactly make my point that watching fiction is a whole lot different than someone calling you a derogatory name with regard to your sexuality to your face.

I'm of the mindset that once you step through the gate of the event, it's all fiction and that it's totally possibly to jokingly call someone a whore for the sake of fun and entertainment...as is clearly depicted in the video.

And, come on, if you read the word "whoooooore" in a goat baaing voice, it's really funny.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Friday, October 24, 2014 2:40 PM
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