Anderson Cooper had a big problem with “The Dilemma” trailer.
He told Ellen DeGeneres Thursday (Oct 7) that he was horrified to see the trailer in a movie theater this weekend in which Vince Vaughn‘s character says “That’s so gay.”
“I was shocked that not only that they put it in
the movie, but that they thought that it was okay to put that in a
preview for the movie to get people to go and see it.”
those words unacceptable because they hurt kids. “Someone else I talked
to recently said that the words people use and the things people say
about other kids online, it enters into their internal dialogue.”
According to The Wrap, Universal announced today that it has now removed the offending trailer and replaced it with a new one.
]]>Nikki Finke that
they “showed the trailer to gay groups like GLAAD and gay executives
here and gays in our marketing department and no one was offended and
everyone had a positive response.”
Not true, sez GLAAD, which has responded with their statement:
month Universal shared a link to the trailer for the film ‘The Dilemma’
with GLAAD. After reviewing, GLAAD called on Universal to remove the
scene where the word ‘gay’ was used as a pejorative from the trailer.
Today, after Anderson Cooper also spoke out against the scene,
Universal confirmed to GLAAD that the offensive joke will be removed
from promotional campaigns from this point forward, including in the
trailer currently playing in movie theatres.
“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,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.
Video credits: Universal, the Ellen DeGeneres Show