Version Shrek the Musical is currently playing in Canada, was forced to change his script after the negative reaction of transphobic slur.
The original script included the word “transsexual” several times over, and also in the cast of the original recording.
But, starting in Canada, the musical received its first complaints about the use of the word.
One man said that he came out of the show, according to CBC News, saying that he been insulted a scene which featured Big Bad Wolf wearing a dress and called “transsexual”.
Ky Greyson, a trans man, said: “It was really a good production, but I remember hearing the word used and the entire crowd bursting laughing and just my heart dropping,” Greyson said to CBC News after viewing the show.
“If we’re teaching kids in the audience that if this is to be mocked, this is to be ridiculed, we’re perpetuating self-hate in people who may be trans women or trans feminine people at a young age and also continuing this myth and misunderstanding of what trans people are,” he continued.
A statement has been released by Jennie King, a spokesperson for the Neptune Theatre, where the show is currently playing.
She said: “We were upset to learn that one of our productions created a feeling of distress among members of the LGBTQ community in Halifax and changes were made immediately to remove content once we became aware of the situation. Neptune has spoken and met with these members of the LGBTQ community to express our apologies and to learn from this experience.”