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Universal

Pulls 'Gay' Movie Trailer

10/8/2010 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bowing to growing outrage from the likes of Anderson Cooper, Universal Pictures has decided to pull the trailer for the movie "The Dilemma" -- and replace it with a new one some time today ... Universal tells TMZ.

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The trailer in question begins with Vince Vaughn telling a room full of people, "Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars ... are gay." Sources at Universal Pictures told Deadline Hollywood's Nikki Finke they showed the trailer to gay rights groups beforehand, including GLAAD, and didn't get any negative feedback.

But after Anderson complained on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," we're told the studio folded like a cheap suit.

A rep for Universal Pictures tells TMZ, "The teaser trailer for 'The Dilemma' was not intended to cause anyone discomfort. In light of growing claims that the introduction to the trailer is insensitive, it is being replaced. A full trailer, which has been in the works for some time, will post online later today."

Now if only they can make the movie seem funny.

UPDATE: GLAAD tells TMZ they called on Universal to remove the clip from the trailer last month. A rep tells TMZ, "The use of the word ‘gay’ in this trailer as a slur is unnecessary and does nothing more than send a message of intolerance about our community to viewers."

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Too short    

Enough already!!! Geez

First beatch!!!

1438 days ago
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Truth    

But, electric cars ARE gay.

Besides, if Anderson Cooper said something, only about 20 people saw it anyway.

1438 days ago
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Phreaky    

They DO need to stop using gay as a negative word. Just because it's not offensive to you doesn't mean no one else is offended either.
It's pretty ignorant to use the term like that in 2010. Seriously.

1438 days ago
4.

TJ    

It's a Vince Vaughn movie, so nobody's going to see it anyway.

1438 days ago
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sean    

Destroying the planet by using outdated toxic materials like oil and petroleum when new safe reusable materials are available is really really gay.To the oil companies IT IS YOU WHO ARE THE BALL LICKERS.

1438 days ago
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tracy    

This "pc" crap is getting out of hand....buck it up people.

1438 days ago
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Phreaky    

It's nice to see so many ignorant people show up to rant about how stupid it is to be PC, and enforce how absolutely ignorant it is to use a stupid word in a stupid way.

1438 days ago
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Phreaky    

*reinforce

1438 days ago
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tracy    

This "pc" crap is getting out of hand....buck it up people.

1438 days ago
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MikeR    

OH FOR PETES SAKE GET OVER IT ALREADY !! I'm offended that YOU are offended. Too many whiners nowadays..

Same thing about the word retarded.. absolution nothing wrong with it. If you don't like it, keep it to yourself! TOUGH. Toughen up America we're all turning into a bunch of crybabies. Sigh.

1438 days ago
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sicboy13    

So in this day and age, if I wear a "gay pride" shirt, or a "Latino Pride" shirt... or watch BET... that is just fine... but if I wore a "White Pride" shirt or a "Straight Pride" shirt, I'm labeled a bigot, racist, etc. If we had White Entertainment Television, that would be an outrage. (inb4 Fox news, etc.) Boy it's real funny when Chris Rock makes fun of whitey, but make a stupid comment about electric cars being "gay"... and my God, how rude! Get over yourselves.

1438 days ago
12.

Carla    

Stupid!

1438 days ago
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CharlieM    

Oh dear God. Making a funny light hearted reference to a car being gay is not gay. Putting you're wiener in another mans stinky anus IS. Big difference.

1438 days ago
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alan ellaway    

I hate to appear stupid- but I don't see what's offensive about calling electric cars "gay". It doesn't make any sense to me but I guess I need educating.

1438 days ago
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Bill F. Murray    

Like 99% of Vaughn's movies, the funniest part of the whole movie was probably that little snippet. Can't suck the few remaining VV fans into theaters now, may as well go straight to DVD.

1438 days ago
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