Vince Vaughn Wants To Keep 'Gay' Joke In Movie
Universal agreed to remove the word 'gay,' used in a derogatory sense, from a movie trailer last week under pressure from GLAAD. Now Vince Vaughn, whose character says the line, says he hopes it stays in the film.
Vince tells Deadline:
"Let me add my voice of support to the people outraged by the bullying and persecution of people for their differences, whatever those differences may be. Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together. Drawing dividing lines over what we can and cannot joke about does exactly that; it divides us. Most importantly, where does it stop."
In the old trailer for the Ron Howard-directed 'The Dilemma,' Vince's character said, "Ladies and gentleman, electric cars are gay."
Anderson Cooper first brought attention to the controversy when he went on 'Ellen' to talk about gay bullying.
"I just find those words, those terms, we've got to do something to make those words unacceptable cause those words are hurting kids," he said.
Watch the new trailer here.