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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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16.

sierra night tide    

"electric cars ARE gay."

GOOD! I'm sick of manly men cars that suck up all of my money in gas, time and repairs.. Bring on the gay!

1483 days ago
17.

Joey    

I always knew that Anderson Cooper Sucked and he has just proven that he does. Stop waving your Rainbow Flag and get over it You suck as a Journalist and in Generak now we all know that You Suck

1483 days ago
18.

Robert    

New show coming out on CNN: Cooper's Closet

1483 days ago
19.

FreakHater    

I laugh at this, this is getting so out of hand, most of the sayings out there are not directed at the gays,or retards, or any other person or group, they have been around for so long, what do we do with all the old movies that have the actors saying "gay" to describe the happy feeling they are expressing? Should we just burn them so we can satisfy these big babies!!!! Get over yourselves Gay ppl!!! You're nothing that special, you ppl are the ones that have done this to yourselves!!!

1483 days ago
20.

Jack    

Go AC!

1483 days ago
21.

Jack    

Go AC!

1483 days ago
22.

Robert    

Robert,
How long do you think Cooper's Closet will last on CNN? My guess is that it will last until he comes out of it? Any thoughts?

1483 days ago
23.

Joey    

Disturbed I guess you are also gay or are you just jumping on the Band Wagon

1483 days ago
24.

Debbie    

I would think that Anderson Cooper would be up on modern terminology...apparently not.

The term "GHEY" is on that has been used in the gamer world for years and years and years. The "Urban Dictionary" defines the term as such:

"Usurping the traditional term GAY to take the homosexual meaning out and leaving in the lame."

Example: That's so gay it's G-H-E-Y!

Since he is so butt hurt....let's have a tea party and ban the British from using the term *** for cigarettes.

I LOVE YOU HARVEY!!!!!

1483 days ago
25.

JungleTails com    

Ironically, the only thing gayer than electric cars is Anderson Cooper!

1483 days ago
26.

Rex    

Cooper is a joke - a closeted one at that!

1483 days ago
27.

Bill F. Murray    

MAS PUTO!

1483 days ago
28.

Robert    

This is my formal request for TMZ to remove this headline about the "Gay" movie trailer...

1483 days ago
29.

WhyNot    

And yet... Anderson Cooper does not get outraged over 'rednecks', 'hillbillies', 'sluts', 'whores', 'studs',
'paparazzi' 'newscasters', 'politicians', 'con men' 'losers', 'creeps', 'insane', 'bastards', ... I could go on... but I think most people will get the idea. So pretty soon, we will have no language that is not incorect, we've lost Christmas because it contains Christ, can't celebrate Easter, have objections to Remembrance Day, and 9/11 anniversaries. At what point do people put on their big boy pants and just suck it up with the total nonsense of taking offence over the spoken word, not uttered in hateful, demeaning or prejudicial fashion.

1483 days ago
30.

almprin06    


Vince Vaughn movies are so "straight". Yawn.

1483 days ago
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