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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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46.

Tim    

Words often have two or more meanings. Gay can mean homosexual or it can mean lame. It can also mean happy.

Are gay people really that stupid?

1455 days ago
47.

Truth    

ELECTRIC CARS ARE GAAAAY!!!!! THEY DONT HAVE THE SAME POWER AS THEIR TURBO GAS POWERED GUZZLERS. TRUTH!!!! BEEN PROVEN IN TRACK TESTS AND SPEED ENDURANCE TIMINGS. EFF OFF ANDERSON. SUCH A LAME ASS THIN SKINNED DOUCHE!!!!! BEING GAY IS THE LEAST OF HIS PROBLEMS. MORON.

1455 days ago
48.

William    

Poor Cooper, and the minority out there. They are so politically correct, and over-sensitive. They need to lighten up, rather than dictate to the majority.

1455 days ago
49.

HARRY NIPPLES    

Ladies and Gentlemen... Anderson Cooper is GAY! (But we already knew that.)

1455 days ago
50.

people are stupid    

Anderson is right--it's insensitive to say electric cars are gay. Electric cars don't choose to be gay--they are just born that way.

1455 days ago
51.

Thunder Flash    

Electric cars if a ***, I mean a fad.

1455 days ago
52.

Superman    

So, what do you call gay people...homos? Plz, get a damn clue! Damn the stupid BS political correctness!!

My objection would be defending the use of gas-guzzling cars so you can line your greedy pockets while ruining the USA!

1455 days ago
53.

Dino     

It's funny to ear that some hetero-men think that Gay People always look for attention but in reality is the straight ones always bring the subject outhere which is so dumb in most of the cases. The sun is for everyone and one day whether you are white, blank, short, tall, gay or straight, fat or skinny,a woman or a man, beautiful or ugly, etc ... We all of us will be out of this world one day so Can we all of us get along and leave in peace !

1455 days ago
54.

SantaFeJack    

Yes, gay can mean lame and it can mean joyous, but in today's world it most often mean homosexual. I suspect on a different day, AC would not have objected to its use in the movie, but he DID object and I applaud him. As much as anyone, he probably realizes that his own sexual orientation will come out very publicly because of this. But he took a stand and I applaud him. I'm all for being less sensitive to every little "insult", but I suspect that if the word "spic" gets used in a movie, George Lopez will be all over it...and rightly so. Go Anderson!

1455 days ago
55.

R    

Example. Guy comes home from wherever and the first thing he does is head straight to the kitchen, puts away washed dishes and silverware that have dried in the dishrack and then cleans any that may be in the sink or on the counter. That is gay.

1455 days ago
56.

tgrfan42069    

you have people like lady gaga trying to shove the gay crap down our throats..they want to shove gay marriage down our throats but god forbid he calls an electric car gay..seriously gays need to get over themselves.

1455 days ago
57.

me    

It's okay for Anderson Cooper to call the Tea Party "Tea Baggers" but use the term GAY in a way he doesn't approve of and let's all change our humor. Evidently Anderson Cooper objects to freedom of speech (he works at CNN so of course he would). When i was in school i got bullied BIG TIME but i didn't put a gun to my head or a noose around my neck. You know why, i was taught to turn the other cheek. Screw you Anderson, oh wait you would like that. GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY. You are gay, and so are electric cars.

1455 days ago
58.

txman    

and to make his point a point, he goes on ellen, who by far is just another one using the airwaves for her own personal adjenda, why does this need to go on tv whats wrong with the radio , or is that not good enough, hmm maybe cooper even said no to radio because he thinks its too gay ,oh brother sticks and stones hello remember that one, its like this i dont turn around and answer people who dont call me by my name, if its anything else like hey ******* *** ****head, i just walk on why because its not my name and what ever word use doesnt discribe me at all,so dont answer to gay answer to homsexual, dang are you that stupid

1455 days ago
59.

KAP    

Gimmie a break...

This is PC at its worst. I have lost a bit or respect for Anderson Cooper over this one.

1455 days ago
60.

Jody    

Anderson Cooper hasn't come out of the closet yet has he? Might as well if he feels this strongly on gay issues he is willing to make a stink about a movie line.

1455 days ago
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