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'Christian' haunted house event that included depictions of Pulse shooting banned and cancelled

2016-10-30
A Chicago haunted house is under fire for including depictions of the 2016 Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre where 49 LGBT people were murdered. The event is called The Room: A Journey to Hell and is being described as a "Christian interactive experience" that has 12 rooms of "action-packed, real and jaw-dropping" terror. The event was organised by Tyrone Tappler Productions who put out a Facebook call looking for volunteers willing to create the horrifying scene. He wrote, "Club Pulse, Dancers, Victims... caged people/screamers, extras needed trying to escape a cage! Sounds interesting? Come out this Saturday!" the-room-1477758547 Other scenarios described in the event include a botched abortion and the 2015 shooting at a church in Charlestone, South Carolina. According to NewNowNext, the event was scheduled to run from October 29 and 30 at Fernwood Elementary School but a rep for the the Chicago Public School System says it's been pulled. Tyrone Tappler then posted on Facebook that the event had been banned, promising to refund ticket holders. More stories: Orlando Cruz pledges to become world’s first openly gay boxing world champion Scottish hotel loses five-star status over owner’s homophobia