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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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136.

Jarrod    

Dumb, so dumb... The studio needs to not bow to pressure from Anderson Cooper. Maybe he is offended because HE IS GAY.
But seriously my brother is gay and I asked him if he was offended by the use of the word gay in the context of the trailer which we both saw last week during a movie,the answer.... NOT IN THE LEAST.

1385 days ago
137.

Laura    

We can still call Vince Vaughn a "douche" though, right?

1385 days ago
138.

janja    

it's ok mr. cooper we all know you are swinging the other way and we know that you like us not to know your gay so just stay away from people who like to refer to the word GAY!

1385 days ago
139.

andy    

Kevin James looks very depressed, almost like he got caught in his own zipper or something . . .

1385 days ago
140.

andy    

I guess that's better than getting caught in someone else's zipper. Or for that matter, getting caught playing with someone else's zipper. Yeah, . . . that would be bad . . .

1385 days ago
141.

Benny Barnes    

This story is so gay! So is this website owner ... and YES there is something wrong with that!

1385 days ago
142.

rich    

You know what i have a gay sister i love dearly shes my best friend and all the time when we hang out she and i will both go thats gay its a figure of speech the only people that have a problem with IT, are the ashamed people be proud of you and who your are and forget about and to all that cant thats GAY!!!!

1385 days ago
143.

Tyrion Frost    

Wow. Coming from a gay guy..I find this ridiculous. Must everyone be so overly sensitive these days?

Electric cars are gay..oh how offensive! [/sarcasm].

1385 days ago
144.

Era    

I do think this is really over the top. Come on... it's a movie... FREEDOM OF SPEECH PEOPLE! We love gay people, we are so above nit picking. This is a MOVIE, not real life! It will be sad when our freedom to speak is gone, Anderson Cooper - SHAME ON YOU! You are news person you should be fighting for this freedom.

1385 days ago
145.

whatever    

The word GAY is not a slur, it's an adjective.

The word Fa**ot is a slur.

If GAY people are so "PROUD TO BE GAY" "than why is using the actual word GAY offensive?

Get over it people! so f**king hypersensitive!!!

1385 days ago
146.

whatever    

By the way,

Anderson Coper is upset about the whole thing because he IS gay. But he should be "proud of who he is" and yet he hides his sexuality in the closet.

Hypocrite

1385 days ago
147.

Wiley    

All gays are portrayed as humorous buffoons on TV so why should this bother them? I bet most young people don't even know that there are gay abusers, rapists, etc. out there because we aren't allowed to even discuss that. When was the last time anyone saw a gay rapist on TV? Probably never. Most young boys wouldn't even report it to anyone because of the humiliation it causes. And yet it happens all the time.

1385 days ago
148.

addy    

I've always hated walking on eggshells because of overly-sensitive pansies, and it's getting worse as the years go by. It's just more PC BS. If you can't handle the brashness of the real world, maybe you should lock yourself in your basement. What a bunch of flippin idiot retards.

Yea, I said it, and I have a freaking mental defect myself. Get over yourself and get over it.

We can say what we want (the whole freedom of speech / expression thing) unless it hurts somebody's feelings? What a crock. We've become a nation of overly-sensitive, self-entitled whiners.

1385 days ago
149.

Bill    

wah, wah, wha.

let the crybabies have their moment.

1385 days ago
150.

TD    

Holy crap

This world is turning into complete sh** when we have to remove such a word

My god, it's time for a change in this pathetic world

1385 days ago
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