Whether you love the original animated series or the newer films, Transformers fans know what to expect when it comes to the franchise’s cast of characters. As new reports and a series of viral videos prove, fans might have gotten more than they bargained for when it comes to one incarnation of Megatron. The costumed version of Megatron has reportedly been courting controversy for offending attendees at Universal Studios’ Beijing resort, which officially opened on September 20th. The Megatron cast member has been the subject of several viral videos in recent weeks, in which he roasts and makes fun of attendees as they walk by. You can check out some of the videos below.
The Megatron has reportedly told visitors to the park to “Surrender or be destroyed,” and called attendees who don’t say hello to him “fools.” He’s even borrowed lines from the Transformers movies, calling one parkgoer “a foolish guy” and a “a vile human.” One particular viral video shows an attendee flipping off Megatron, prompting him to respond: “Your gesture is so rude. Did your parents not teach you this?”, and later “Go away. I don’t want to take a picture with him.” In a statement, Universal Resort Beijing revealed that it would not be reprimanding the guest or the Megatron actor for the incident, as there is no rule preventing guests from “making inappropriate gestures” at costumed characters.
“If anything similar happens in the future, our staff members will try to stop it in a timely manner,” the resort added.