Vince Vaughn Responds To Gay Line Controversy

Posted by PZ on October 15th, 2010

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor Vince Vaughn attends the game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

In the promotional trailer for Vince Vaughn‘s latest film, The Dilemma, Vince used the word ‘gay’, and has been criticized for using the word in a joking manner, so much so that the clip was actually briefly removed from the trailer. US newsman Anderson Cooper reacted strongly to the trailer, especially because of the recent gay teen suicides which we have heard about in the recent months.

In the trailer, Vaughn says “Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars… are gay”. Vince has decided to speak out about the issue himself, stating:

“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. 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?”

Whose side are you on?

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