Vince Vaughn and GLAAD Respond to Dilemma Over Gay Movie Line

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Anderson Cooper didn't merely call out Vince Vaughn and his upcoming movie The Dilemma last week; he actually succeeded in getting the studio to remove a line from that film's trailer.

The CNN anchor took issue with the use of the word "gay" to describe electric cars in a scene from the comedy, saying "those words [are] unacceptable because those words are hurting kids."

Now, both Vaughn and GLAAD have released statements regarding this flap, as it's still unclear whether or not the quote will remain in the movie itself.

“Let me add my voice of support to the people outraged by the bullying and persecution of people for their differences, whatever those differences may be," said the actor. "Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together. Drawing divided lines over what we can and cannot joke about does exactly that; it divides us. Most importantly, where does it stop.”

Replied Jarrett Barrios, the president The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation:

“When ‘gay’ is used as a pejorative, it frequently sends a message - particularly to youth and their bullies - that being gay is wrong and something to laugh at. We invite Vince Vaughn to work with us and help ensure that gay youth and those perceived to be gay aren’t put in harm’s way by such jokes.”

Like the question of whether Taylor Momsen is more inappropriate than Miley Cyrus, this is an interesting issue. Where do you stand on it?

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THIS MOVIE SOUNDS "GAY" THE QUOTE IS "QUEER" AND GLADD IS FULL OF "FAGS" !

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People that use the word GAY to describe stuff, I don't think it's bad. I still say "gay".. even AROUND my gay friends. They don't care. They're gay, they're open about it and happy and as for the word itself, it doesn't bother them or insult them. We're friends, they know that and they know I'm not using the word to intentionally bash them. People need to stop taking the word so personally. It's not out there in movies to offend people (unless used in that context), but people just think because it's being used in certain ways, it's going to fuel bullies or hate. Hate it out there no matter what, and bullies are bullies, and they'll find ways to offend people, gay OR straight, that's WHY they're bullies. (my computer was effing up, that's why I had to submit twice)

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People that using the word GAY to describe is not bad. I still say.. even AROUND my gay friends. They don't care. They're gay, they're open about it and happy (most of them) and as for the word itself. It doesn't bother than or insult them. We're friends, they know that. People need to stop taking the word so personally. It's not out there in movies to offend people (unless used in that context), but people just think because it's being used it's going to fuel bullies. Bullies are bullies, and they'll find ways to offend people, gay OR straight, that's WHY they're bullies.

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The only criteria for comedy is that it be funny. Vince Vaughn is not funny. End of argument.

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I call for the original meaning of the word gay-happy and lighthearted.

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Before you can joke about it, you need to establish the trust in the community that says 'though I joke about you, I still care, trust and accept you.' You cannot poke fun at a friend you just barely met, and that your other friends do not really like yet, because if they see you making fun of them, they take it a completely different way.
Ya didn't see people making fun of black people during segregation unless it was mean-spirited. Childish argument, Vaughn.

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If it's hurtful, take it out--easy to replace another word. Try to make it better==always. Peace

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Randy Jackson--that was funny and ALMOST CORRECT--don't forget they are allowed to make of bigger girls (and men). Folks still make fun of women a long time after they lose the weight. They shouldn't be making fun of anyone. It's hurting people very much. Being cool and peaceful is the thing now. Let's try it for a while......

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Doesn't Vince Vaughn know that only heterosexual white men are allowed to be made fun of? Everyone else is off limits!!!

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omg...really we are still talking about this...this movie will be great im sure, and like it was stated by the actor...that is what comedy is about, joking about everything and everybody, when we start saying ok you can joke about this but not this and say this but not that, there is just no point and that is where the lines that divide us come into effect....I think we should just be able to joke about anything, it lightens up the world a bit, and we all need that!!

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