‘That’s so gay

Universal To Change “Dilemma” Trailer Amid Public Pressure

Universal To Change "Dilemma" Trailer Amid Public Pressure

Universal To Change "Dilemma" Trailer Amid Public Pressure

Universal is changing the trailer for their Vince Vaughn-Kevin James comedy “Dilemma” after it received severe criticism over the use of the word “gay.” In the teaser trailer for the upcoming Ron Howard-directed comedy, Vaughn is speaking to a packed conference room when he hurls the term as an insult, saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars are so gay.”  The trailer got so much buzz that even Anderson Cooper complained to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show that the film influences people in thinking the term is acceptable. He told the host via satellite, “I was sitting in a movie theater over the weekend and there was a preview of a movie, and in it, the actor said, ‘That’s so gay,’ and I was shocked that not only that they put it in the movie, but that they put that in the preview.” “They thought it was okay to put that in a preview for the movie to get people to go and see it… We’ve got to do something to make those words unacceptable cause those words are hurting kids.” Cooper never identified the name of the film. GLAAD is also speaking out, saying the use of the word “gay” in the film’s teaser was “unnecessary and does nothing more than send a message of intolerance about our community to viewers.” Universal now promises to change the trailer for the film, saying in a statement obtained by Deadline: “The teaser trailer for The Dilemma was not intended to cause anyone discomfort. In light of growing claims that the introduction to the trailer is insensitive, it is being replaced.”

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