Universal Pulls Trailer Over 'Gay' Joke

Anderson Cooper, gay groups speak out against The Dilemma
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2010 3:04 PM CDT
A screenshot from "The Dilemma" in which Vince Vaughn uses the word "gay" in a joke.   (Universal Pictures)

(Newser) – Universal Pictures is pulling a trailer for the new Vince Vaughn movie because of a scene that uses the word "gay" as a joke, TMZ reports. Anderson Cooper first expressed distaste for the preview of The Dilemma, in which Vaughn's character calls electric cars "gay"—then adds, "not homosexual gay, but my parents are chaperoning the dance gay." Cooper said he 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," PopEater reports.

Universal said it had screened the trailer for gay rights groups, including GLAAD, and had received no objections, reports Deadline Hollywood. GLAAD, however, does not remember it that way. "That is inaccurate," says a spokesman for the group. "GLAAD does not and did not support this trailer." Click here for more.

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