TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

1008_dilema_EXD_01

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."

167 COMMENTS

No Avatar
151.

Tired of toxomom    

Anderson Cooper isn't gay. He's Fab-u-lous!!! LOL.

1422 days ago
152.

Carvey    

I live in California. Here in California gay guys routinely have sex in public, such as right in front of elementary schools, in public parks, etc, but they are offended because Vince Vaughn, in his role as a movie character, said that electric cars are gay? Homosexuality is clearly a mental disorder and it's absurd that society is treating it as anything else but a mental disorder. Oh, and electric cars ARE gay - and so is Anderson Cooper.

Fortunately for you electric car lovers in California, when Prop 23 is defeated and gas prices go to $9.50 a gallon and the penalties for driving gas-powered cars kick in, you can have the roads all to yourselves as you drive around in your electric cars. But you better hope your daily commute is short as there will be a lot of competition to get space in the virtually non-existent charging stations. In fact you should probably go ahead and buy a bus pass now as you'll be needing it. But be careful where you sit on that bus because public buses are another place where homosexuals routinely have public sex.

1422 days ago
153.

rich    

YOU KNOW WHAT I HAVE A GAY SISTER WHO IS MY BEST FRIEND AND I LOVE HER SO MUCH AND WHEN WE HANGOUT SHE AND I SAY OHHH THATS GAY ITS A FIGURE OF SPEECH BE PROUD OF YOU ARE AND DONT BE ASHAMED THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT HAVE THIS PROBLEM ARE THE ASHAMED ONES, AND ME AND HER AGREE THATS GAY!!

1422 days ago
154.

Whatthef    

Come on. This is so lame. Our society is evolving into a bunch of over sensitive hippies.

1422 days ago
155.

cloe    

I have a dumb question...how did the word gay wind up being used in place of homosexual? I could go google it I guess. It meant happy, so how did it morph?

1422 days ago
156.

cloe    

I just looked it up. So, nevermind.

1422 days ago
157.

John    

His heart might be in the right place, but this isn't the type of stuff that gets gay kids bullied. Paranoia never helps...and yes I'm Gay.

1421 days ago
158.

JP    

this is so GAY!

1421 days ago
159.

Stacee    

I'm so sick of gays controlling every aspect of the media. It's so gay.

1421 days ago
160.

Moe Greenberg    

Electric cars are very Gay !

1421 days ago
161.

Kitty    

GLAAD can suck a wiener like they already do what a bunch of pansies -5 points to you gay rights cause

1421 days ago
162.

melissa    

RIDICULOUS!!!!Taking things waaaaay too far!

1420 days ago
163.

spongemommy    

It's time people simply got OVER themselves. The word "gay" in THIS context doesn't apply to sexual orientation. The word simply doesn't always MEAN that. It's become slang to us...didn't you watch "the F Word" episode of South Park???

1420 days ago
164.

mediawhorista    

why do homosexuals own the word gay? if you try to translate it to "electric cars are homosexual" it doesn't make sense. because it doesn't mean the same thing. i think homosexuals need to revert the use of gay back to the public and make up a new word they LIKE to be called. sheesh! and no, I'm not in any way anti-homosexual! I just think being extreme and overly PC-sensitive does not help matters.

1420 days ago
165.

TJ    

Seriously? I am a gay male and I don't care about the the statement made. It is a movie and has no influence on my life. And those it does affect, grow up and get over it. Pick and chose your battles. This is not one of them!

1412 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web