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Richard Dreyfuss slammed over homophobic, sexist feedback


The Jaws star is in hot water over comments he allegedly made at The Cabot Theatre. (Getty)

Richard Dreyfuss has been slammed for allegedly making homophobic and sexist feedback at a Jaws screening at The Cabot, Massachusetts.

On 25 Might, The Cabot Theatre in Beverly hosted a screening of the 1975 movie, in addition to a query and reply session with Dreyfuss, who was featured within the film.

Nevertheless, attendees alleged on social media that the Oscar award-winner shared “bigoted” ideas on girls and trans youth on the venue, inflicting many theatre-goers to go away earlier than the film even started. 

As per one Cabot attendee, Dreyfuss dubbed Barbra Streisand a “genius” however stated he “didn’t take heed to her as a result of she is a girl and girls shouldn’t have that energy”. The identical attendee additionally alleged Dreyfuss stated: “You shouldn’t be listening to some 10-year-old who says they wish to be a boy as an alternative of a woman.”

Different Cabot attendees took to the theatre’s Fb web page to clarify their motive for the walkout. “We walked out of his interview tonight together with hundred[s] of others due to his racist homophobic misogynistic rant,” one social media consumer alleged, whereas one other added: “Richard Dreyfuss is a humiliation to society. I walked out tonight due to his small-minded bigoted view of girls and selection.”

PinkNews has contacted a consultant of Richard Dreyfuss for a touch upon the matter.

The Cabot Theatre stated in a press release to The Hollywood Reporter: “The views expressed by Mr Dreyfuss don’t replicate the values of inclusivity and respect that we uphold as a company. We deeply remorse the misery that this has precipitated to lots of our patrons.

“We remorse that an occasion that was meant to be a dialog to have fun an iconic film as an alternative turned a platform for political beliefs. We take full accountability for the oversight in not anticipating the route of the dialog and for the discomfort it precipitated to many patrons.”



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