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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Sunday, October 26, 2014 2:39 PM

Jeff, you need to lighten up for a change. Like I said, you made the comment about hitting anyone in the balls for making such a comment. I was stating a fact in which you took objection to. Jeff, you need to realize that words don't really hurt, it's just that your feelings are messed up from being so PC.

This is an adult oriented haunt not meant for 13 year old girls who shouldn't have been there to begin with. IF you want a PG atmosphere style haunt stick to Disney. The fact still rmians true that these girls wasn't targeted and the actress was doing here show regardless who was in the audience. The parents are more to blame for this not the actors who are doing thier job. It's obvious that the girls weren't that mature enough to handle this this haunt.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 2:39 PM

Either way, the event is rated as mature... It is known to be gory, insulting, insensitive, etc... That is just how it is.

I don't see how people think Universal is in the wrong... To me, it sounds like those people who sue McDonald's because their coffee was too hot... Completely idiotic. Since when has (fresh) coffee been cold or HHN not a mature/adult based event?


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Sunday, October 26, 2014 3:45 PM
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So the show is supposed to be like that? What a stupid idea for a show. Pay to get someone to try to make you mad? Terrible idea. Universal will undoubtedly reconsider this idea in the future. And for anyone who says that this is why we can't have nice things, let me just say that this is not a nice thing.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 3:54 PM

So is it safe to assume you have never have been to HHN, correct?

These are skits to make the zone come alive. The Purge movie it is based off of is not exactly The Lion King....


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Sunday, October 26, 2014 4:05 PM

LK, it takes a few troublemakers like the parents the 2 13 year olds to ruin it for everyone. IF they can't handle the haunt then they should stick to the rides and not go into any of the haunts.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 4:24 PM

I still don't like that girls just in their teens were called skits and whores. The girls are young enough in their appearance that it IS a little icky. However, I can't imagine that these parents thought they'd let their young daughters go to a huge movie company run haunt filled with material from films and shows like Purge and Walking Dead. Or to any haunt at 13 YEARS OLD without doing serious investigation first? And were they completely unsupervised? These girls were 12 last year. 12. Should Universal apologize? Sure, just to be decent and intelligent. Do these parents deserve an apology? I don't think they do.


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Sunday, October 26, 2014 4:37 PM

Bunky, the parents around the big amusement parks like Universal and disney drop thier teens off as a babysitting service without doing any proper investigation of the haunts. The parents thought that it would be like disney without going on the website and look into each haunt. There was warnings about the adult language and material in thier haunts.

So the real blame is on the parents not the park.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 12:18 AM
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SteveWOA said:

So is it safe to assume you have never have been to HHN, correct?

These are skits to make the zone come alive. The Purge movie it is based off of is not exactly The Lion King....

I actually worked at Islands of Adventure, and even worked as an actor at HHN. I have also created or played a large roll in creating well over a dozen haunts over the years. I also worked at Halloween Horror nights for several years as a haunt decorator and scare-actor. I follow the industry somewhat. So my credentials are many and my opinion still stands.

Screamlord said:

LK, it takes a few troublemakers like the parents the 2 13 year olds to ruin it for everyone. IF they can't handle the haunt then they should stick to the rides and not go into any of the haunts.

Ruin the part of the show that calls people sluts and whores, and God know what else? Good. That is inappropriate for any "haunt" to do. It is not scary. It just makes people mad. The parents are not troublemakers, like you suggest. They just don't think it is okay for someone to be insinuating to a group of onlookers that their 13 year old daughters are willing to have sex for money and will screw anything that walks.

How old do you have to be to read CoasterBuzz? Sorry about the language, but I'm trying to make a point.

Anyways, trying to make people mad is not entertaining. Calling people names is a good way to initiate a fight. I just don't get how anyone can defend the actor here.

I can even understand getting the attorney and going to the media. They tried to speak with management, with no luck. They just took the next logical step.
And I already posted a screenshot from Universals mobil website that explains what age the event is appropriate for. It basically says it is appropriate for ages 13 and older. So stop trying to say that the even is for mature audiences. It is not for kids 12 and under. Stop acting like this haunt event is so extreme. It's not like they are dropping F-bombs and showing their titties.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 1:12 AM

I dunno...if I'm in a situation that looks pretty sketchy and someone is putting me up for auction and calling me a whore, I'm feeling pretty scared. That's actually a psychological terror that I'm sure many women/girls could feel if placed in that situation. Think about the movie Taken for example: girls were placed in boxes or dark rooms with no idea what was going on and bid upon. That's horrific and definitely not something one wants to experience. Definitely a different kind of horror than your usual blood and guts, and maybe that's what they were going for. None of us were there, and neither were the parents apparently, so who actually knows the entire story? Just thinking out loud here.

Something to think about: as a result of this, does anyone believe Universal will put an age restriction on this event? That they maybe SHOULD place a limit on it? Kids under 16 should have parental supervision? Something of this nature? I am just dumbfounded that there are kids there of a pretty young age that have no responsible adult with them. Maybe I grew up in a different time, or maybe I'm naive, but with all the crazy crap out there happening to children, I'd think it would be prudent of amusement parks in general to have rules regarding kids under a certain age attending their parks.


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Monday, October 27, 2014 1:50 AM
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LostKause said:

And I already posted a screenshot from Universals mobil website that explains what age the event is appropriate for. It basically says it is appropriate for ages 13 and older. So stop trying to say that the even is for mature audiences. It is not for kids 12 and under. Stop acting like this haunt event is so extreme.

Dude, the very next line says, "They will be exposed to extremely adult material."

The. Very. Next. Line.

Extremely. Adult. Material.

It never says it's appropriate for those 13 and up. It just says it's definitely inappropriate for those under 13. It then follows that up in the very next sentence by saying you will be "exposed to extremely adult material" at the event.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 4:45 AM

LK, I am alot older than you or Jeff. The fact is that it's part of the show in order to make the audience prepare to get scared later on. IT's called psychological scare.

Most of you seem to forget that it was done at HHN where things go to the extreme. If this was on the streets then your logic would be rationalized but not in an event where you expect to hear such adult language. IF you want a PG rated even then don't go to HHN or any major amusement park.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 8:28 AM

Just wondering if Kings Island, Cedar Point or any CF parks do this kind of thing? They have adult themed haunts and I don't recall this being a part of their show. I would also call them a major amusement park.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 8:49 AM

Cedar Fair parks do Halloween events...but not at this level. Cedar Point is probably one of the weakest of the Theme Park Halloween events in the Cedar Fair chain. I say weak, as in not that scary, overall value though is one of the best. This year, I would say was one of the best if you throw in the stuff they did for kids and families this year.

Knott's is probably the most scary. Followed by Kings Island in the chain.

Even Knott's is still a few pegs down on pushing the envelope compared to Universal.

Heck, Kennywood has Port-A-Potties that explode (what I assume is hopefully water) out at the guests when you walk by them at Phantom Fright nights. I would rank Kennywood slightly above Knott's in overall haunt value. I won't take my kids to Kennywood yet though either for Phantom Fright Nights.

When going to most Cedar Fair parks, it's more of a Boo factor. They have MANY skeletons that they use for decorations (with the occasional giant mechanical monster dancing to music, or aliens), compared to Six Flags, and other parks that use actual bloody scenes and placements of gore (ie a giant stuffed rat ripping someone's heart out).

Like many of said it's like watching a PG show compared to an R. Even at CP though there is some things that I know and CP says are more intense than other things...though, again, not nearly as intense as Universal.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 8:52 AM
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I went straight to a source I know I could trust to get a solid answer from - my friends, who are parents to a 13 and a 14 year old girl. I showed them the video of the scene, then the video of the actor calling the girls out, and let them do a little learning about Halloween Horror Nights.

Their reaction? "uh, yeah - we would NEVER let our girls go to that event at their current age, nor would we let them watch that movie by themselves. The actor was just doing her job, and those girls had no business even being there."

Basically, what some of us have been saying all along. They're not super strict parents, either.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 9:30 AM

So, one set of parents can speak for everyone how exactly?

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Monday, October 27, 2014 9:40 AM
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The same way that one guy on the internet can white knight and speak for 2 13 year old girls.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 9:56 AM

I'm not speaking for them. Their parents are.

We're discussing the issue.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 10:32 AM
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Here's my opinion, as if anyone cares:

1. I don't think any amusement park haunt scare actors should call anyone a "whore"--least of all young teenage girls--regardless of warnings of "extremely adult material."

2. 13 year old girls should not be allowed by their parents to go to HHN, especially if they can't handle the consequences of "extremely adult material" of which they were warned.

3. Parents of offended 13 year old girls have every right to complain to guest services...but shouldn't actually have done so in this instance because of aforementioned warnings of "extremely adult material."

4. By not allowing the parents to speak to a manager unless they purchased a ticket of which they were sold out, guest services failed, hardcore.

5. The next logical step after having been denied an apology from the park is to contact management by phone/email, not lawyer up and make a national media stink about it, especially when your 13 year old daughters were "embarrassed" about being called "whores."

So in this scenario, everyone sucks: the actress, guest services, the park, Gloria Allred (because, well, she's Gloria Allred), the 13 year old girls, and their parents.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 12:08 PM

Jeff said:

As I've said before, there's a significant difference between consuming fiction and what happened here. There is no universe where an adult who should know better, in any context, says that to kids who are quite obviously too young to be exposed to that.

And if you don't agree, I don't care. However, if you really think this is OK, I will think less of you (which I'm sure you won't care about). It just isn't cool to call women this to their face, and it's far worse if they're 13-year-olds.

Since you're intent on drawing the line at face-to-face utterances of "whore", which conveniently (and I think irrelevantly) excludes video games and movies from crossing the line, what if we weren't talking about a haunt, but instead were talking about theater?

Let's say you take your family to a theatrical production that promises some level of interactivity, and also has the same "extremely adult material" disclaimer? And that sometime during the show, someone in the audience is addressed and called a "whore". Does that scenario result in the same level of being offended?

If so, that seems again like a complete failure of the adults in this situation, since they know and ignore the content warning of the entertainment.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 1:35 PM
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B'ster B said:

Just wondering if Kings Island, Cedar Point or any CF parks do this kind of thing? They have adult themed haunts and I don't recall this being a part of their show. I would also call them a major amusement park.

So, one theme park company can speak for everyone how exactly?


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