Universal Orlando bans guests for Nazi salute made in on-ride photo

Posted Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A group of riders on Universal Studios "Revenge of the Mummy" attraction made racist hand gestures in a photo taken during the ride, according to a post on Universal Orlando Resorts annual passholders' Facebook page. The resort said the group will be banned from the parks.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:49 AM

These are pretty weird times when someone would associate with the most vile people in human history, but to do so openly is extra sad. I hate that these morons aren't being marginalized into the dark corners of society where they belong.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:13 PM

And then to post it to the Passholder’s Facebook page? Wtf? Morons.

Frightening morons.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:16 PM

Jeff said:

I hate that these morons aren't being marginalized into the dark corners of society where they belong.

Probably the most regrettable thing the Internet has allowed: the dark-corner dwellers have found other dark-corner dwellers.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:17 PM

I find it satisfying when a$$hats get attention but not the attention they were expecting.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:20 AM

****em

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:02 PM

The parks response seems a little over reactive.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:19 PM

Please remove all hats and glasses before the ride begins. (Points at white supremacist kids...) That includes MAGA hats as well.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:23 PM

PointMan said:

The parks response seems a little over reactive.

Until recently, I might have agreed with you but I think the white supremacist movement is getting to the point where it’s actually a physical threat to the safety of the country, ala any other terrorist organization. I mean if someone held up some ISIS or Al qaeda symbolism in a ride photo, you better believe they’re getting banned.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:59 PM

I miss the good old days when people just raised the middle finger.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:23 PM

Is "Flash Mountain" still a thing?

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:28 PM

ApolloAndy said:

I mean if someone held up some ISIS or Al qaeda symbolism in a ride photo, you better believe they’re getting banned.

Exactly this. I don't understand why we keep giving a pass to people whose intent is equally as harmful and vile just because they're "American" and/or white.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:30 PM

Because we might have to admit that America has a problem with race.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:08 PM

PointMan said:

The parks response seems a little over reactive.

And I believe there’s no such thing when it comes to that kind of crap. Nobody,especially a family-oriented entertainment company, would leave the public with the notion that they condone such behavior. And from a strictly business standpoint I’m sure they realize that it’s better to lose four customers than a whole lot more.

Last edited by RCMAC, Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:35 PM
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Friday, August 23, 2019 12:40 AM

I find the park's response adequate. But I'm also doubting that these people are actually white supremacists. There's probably a few thousand in the entire country, and the media is blowing it up to make it seem like every Trump supporter is goose stepping (the presidential candidates are helping with that too).

Politics aside, my guess is that these are a bunch of very stupid teenagers thinking what they were doing would be funny and outrageous, including posting it to the facebook group. We can't know though because this news website thinks its readers can't handle a photo of four people holding their right arms up in the air....

[edit: I wrote "duck walking" at first haha, meant goose stepping obvi]

Last edited by bjames, Friday, August 23, 2019 12:41 AM
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Friday, August 23, 2019 6:08 AM

I’d say you’re being very naive.

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Friday, August 23, 2019 7:36 AM

They may have been "very stupid teenagers", but I'd say they've (hopefully) learned a valuable lesson.

The park reacted appropriately.

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Friday, August 23, 2019 8:22 AM

Jeff said:
Exactly this. I don't understand why we keep giving a pass to people whose intent is equally as harmful and vile just because they're "American" and/or white.

BUT MY FIRST AMENDMENT!

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Friday, August 23, 2019 9:18 AM

Dale K said:
When you say "America" , what percentage would you say has a race problem?

All of it. Contrary to the political narrative, you either live here or you don't. You don't have to be a racist for it to be your problem.

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