Quentin Tarantino Pulled A 'Ratner': Said Gay Slur In 2009

11/10/2011 04:06 pm ET | Updated Jan 10, 2012
  • Eric Larnick (Subscribe to Eric Larnick's Posts) The Moviefone Blog

Last week, during a Q&A for his new movie 'Tower Heist' at the Arclight Theater in Los Angeles, director Brett Ratner sparked a media firestorm when he declared, "Rehearsing is for fags." The ensuing outrage had far-reaching consequences: on Tuesday, Ratner gave up his job as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards telecast, and then on Wednesday, his hand-picked host, Eddie Murphy, withdrew as well.

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