Richard Dreyfuss Hollywood Backlash: Homophobic Rant at Jaws Screening Sparks Outrage and Walkouts

Beverly, Massachusetts – Hollywood actor Richard Dreyfuss is under fire for his alleged sexist and homophobic remarks at a special screening event for the movie “Jaws.” The event, titled “An Evening With Richard Dreyfuss,” took place at the Cabot Performing Arts Center where attendees expected to watch the 1975 film and engage in a discussion with the actor.

Reports from attendees indicated that Dreyfuss used offensive language during the event, causing several people to leave. One individual commented on social media, stating, “We walked out of his interview tonight along with hundreds of others because of his racist homophobic misogynistic rant.” Another attendee suggested renaming the event as “An Evening of Misogyny and Homophobia With Richard Dreyfuss.”

According to a social media user, Dreyfuss made derogatory remarks about his co-star Barbara Streisand and director Steven Spielberg, leading to a negative reception from the audience. Some attendees reportedly booed the actor and left the event in response to his comments.

In response to the backlash, the Cabot Performing Arts Center issued an apology to attendees, expressing regret over the incident. The center stated that Dreyfuss’ views did not align with their values of inclusivity and respect, acknowledging the distress caused to many patrons. They also took responsibility for not anticipating the direction of the conversation and the discomfort it caused.

Dreyfuss, known for his roles in iconic films like “Jaws,” “American Graffiti,” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” has not yet commented on the incident. The actor’s behavior at the event has sparked discussions about the importance of maintaining respectful and inclusive environments at public gatherings. The incident serves as a reminder of the impact of derogatory language and the need for accountability in public discourse.