Richard Dreyfuss Homophobic and Sexist Comments Spark Outrage at ‘Jaws’ Screening

A Massachusetts theater is under fire after attendees at a special screening of Jaws featuring star Richard Dreyfuss were shocked and offended by the actor’s alleged sexist and homophobic comments during the event.

At The Cabot theater in Beverly, Massachusetts, over Memorial Day weekend, patrons gathered for “An Evening With Richard Dreyfuss + Jaws Screening” but instead found themselves subjected to a free-form rant filled with bigoted views. The Oscar winner reportedly made inappropriate remarks about Barbra Streisand, trans youth, Academy Awards’ inclusion rules, and more.

Social media quickly lit up with criticism from attendees who were appalled by Dreyfuss’ offensive comments. Some even walked out of the event in protest. The venue later issued an apology, expressing regret for the distress caused to patrons and acknowledging that Dreyfuss’ views do not align with their values of inclusivity and respect.

This incident is not an isolated one, as similar complaints emerged from a prior event at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where Dreyfuss was accused of being sexist and mean. In the past, the actor has also made controversial statements regarding the Film Academy’s inclusion rules, sparking further outrage.

Despite the backlash, Dreyfuss has yet to publicly address the controversy. His son, Ben Dreyfuss, took to Twitter to humorously comment on his father’s behavior, highlighting their differing opinions. The younger Dreyfuss also called out misinformation in the media regarding his family’s response to the incident.

The fallout from Richard Dreyfuss’ offensive remarks continues to generate discussion and debate on social media and beyond, raising questions about accountability and responsibility in the entertainment industry. In a time when inclusivity and respect are paramount, such incidents serve as a reminder of the importance of promoting positive dialogue and understanding.