Bill & Ted star speaks out about use of homophobic slur in the original movies
"I still wince when I see that."
Alex Winter, the actor famous for starring alongside Keanu Reeves in the Bill & Ted movies, has spoken out about the use of the word "fag" in both movies.
Winter addressed the issue when a Twitter user tagged him in a post which read "I love the bill & ted movies but has anyone ever asked @alxwinter and keanu about all the times they call someone or each other 'fag'."
Winter, who plays Bill, immediately responded to say "Yes, absolutely we’ve addressed this in the past. It speaks to the insensitivity of those times, that none of us are proud of. And certainly don’t intend to repeat."
The first movie, Bill & Ted's excellent adventure was released in 1989, and the sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey came out two years later in 1991.
I love the bill & ted movies but has anyone ever asked @alxwinter and keanu about all the times they call someone or each other "fag"
— dan(iel) (@persondaniel) June 3, 2018
Even though plenty of people came to Winter's defence, he said that he still winces when he hears the word in the old movies.
as someone who grew up being called a fag i actually never felt offended when you guys said it because it was kinda light hearted and done for laughs. it was nice to hear that word and actually laugh at it for a change :)
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) June 3, 2018
A third movie in the franchise, titled Bill & Ted Face The Music, recently started pre-production in May of this year. Winter and Reeves will reprise their iconic roles.
There is no expected release date for the third movie yet.