Keep Gay Joke in Movie: Vaughn

Because 'drawing dividing lines' just divides us
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2010 10:00 AM CDT
US actor Vince Vaughn, seen, during the photocall for the movie "Couples Retreat", in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009.   (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

(Newser) – A week after the uproar erupted over the trailer for his upcoming movie, Vince Vaughn issued a statement—not an apology—for The Dilemma’s gay joke, Deadline reports. Though he is “outraged by the bullying and persecution of people for their differences,” Vaughn says, he believes “comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together. Drawing dividing lines over what we can and cannot joke about does exactly that; it divides us. Most importantly, where does it stop.” Click here to watch the original trailer or here to see the new trailer with the joke removed.

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