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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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31.

DMZ    

Forget gay - can Vince Vaugh get any fatter?

1453 days ago
32.

i pee freely    

BANANA CRAPERS

1453 days ago
33.

deteecher    

Gay used to mean "merry" and "happy." The meaning changed to "homosexual." The meaning has changed again to "stupid." Pick your battles, Anderson. Grow up!

1453 days ago
34.

DPForPresident    

Who cares get a life

1453 days ago
35.

Stephen    

Vince Vaughn is not attractive.

NO HETERO

1453 days ago
36.

WhyNot    

Another thing I find fascinating about this topic is it is a movie... and he is depicting an image of a certain type of man, and there are lots of them in the real world, so it's just a word in a script, ... it's just a movie.
So Anderson Cooper does not object to actors saying "go F*&K
yourself, or any other form of profanity, which certainly portrays the nature of the character, not the man acting the part... but you protesting the use of a word to depict a character, as a real slur... and I think people need to stop taking life so seriously. 'Gay' has been in the language for a long time. It's just a word. The only way it affects you, is if you let it. Stop giving one word such power over you. It's asinine, trivial, and YOU gave it power to wound, not the movie

1453 days ago
37.

JD    

This is all good pub for the movie.
This was planned perhaps?

1453 days ago
38.

ohmyguinness    

Pulling movie trailers is GAY!!!!

1453 days ago
39.

sickofgays    

Electric card AND Anderson Cooper are GAY! Get over it. Or Anderson, do you feel like you got the shaft?

1453 days ago
40.

Robbie74    

This is RETARDED! RE-TARD-ED!! Put on your big boy panties, Cooper! I love how GLAAD only comes out AFTER this "uproar". America is becoming so sissified...pathetic.

1453 days ago
41.

Mike    

Oh shut up GLAAD! Despite your protests, the word "gay" is in common usage in non-homosexual contexts. Sheesh! Pick your fights better. You lose credibility for your organization when you oppose things like this. GLAAD is turning into PETA and PETA is a joke.

1453 days ago
42.

jd    

OK... relax, it's a Hollywood comedy (who has ever accused Hollywood of accurately depicting anything). Do you get your political views form SpaceBALLS? Perhaps you affiliate with the lickers from ResidentEvil?

Take a ride on your re***bent and stop taking TMZ/CNN/Web so serious.

"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."

1453 days ago
43.

Jeff Becker    

Why is it the GAYS only want free speech if it is to speak in favor of homosexuality, but want it to be called a hate crime if you are against their point of view?

1453 days ago
44.

MJFAN    

R u serious?!?!?! why do people get so offended...its a MOVIE!! who cares wat they say! gosh people need to stop being so damn sensitive, especially the gay community...im tired of hearing these people shove this crap down our throats of being gay and what not....
nobody can say nothing anymore...

1453 days ago
45.

iamsuperdan    

"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."

As said by sean back on page 1.


Hey sean, you do realize that electric cars still require oil right? And yo udo realize that the plastics used in modern cars are petroleum based correct? have you ever looked into the emissions created by the factories that make electric car batteries? Have you seen the amount of oil and petroleum products they use?

I'm guessing no. So don't get all high and frakkin' mighty about the oil and gas industry until you've had a good look at the facts. Electric cars are just as wasteful as a regular car. it's just a more convenient way to look like you're doing your part for the environment. You're probably one of those vegans that has leather seats in their car and wears Dr Marten's boots.

ass hat.

1453 days ago
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