Anderson Cooper appeared on the 'Ellen' via satellite this week to talk about bullying, and he singled out as bad the upcoming Vince Vaughn movie 'The Dilemma,' the trailer for which begins with Vaughn's character saying, 'Ladies and gentleman, electric cars are gay.' (via JustJared).
Ron Howard directed the film, which is supposed to come out early next year. Scroll down to watch the trailer.
As Anderson (without naming Vaughn or the film) tells Ellen:
I was sitting in a movie theater over the weekend and there was a preview of a movie, and in it, the actor said, 'that's so gay,' and I was shocked that not only that they put it in the movie, but that they put that in the preview, they thought that it was okay to put that in a preview for the movie to get people to go and see it.
I just find those words, those terms, we've got to do something to make those words unacceptable cause those words are hurting kids. Someone else I talked to recently said that the words people use and the things people say about other kids online, it enters into their internal dialogue. And when you're a kid, it can change the way you see yourself and the way you think about yourself, and the worth that you give to yourself. I think we need to really focus on what language we're using and how we're treating these kids.
Anderson on Ellen (after 5:30 in for Vaughn talk)