The use of the word “Gay” in the trailer for Ron Howard’s upcoming movie “The Dilemma” has outraged GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), who have received the endorsement of CNN star Anderson Cooper, who is also gay.
After petitioning the studio, both Cooper and GLAAD were able to convince Universal Studios to remove the offensive scene from the movies trailer.
In the original trailer Vince Vaughn is heard saying:
“Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars … are gay. I mean not homosexual gay, but you know, my-parents-are-chaperoning-the-dance gay.”
Anderson Cooper, 43, argued that the word “gay” as a slur helps fuel homophobic sentiments, which may have helped fuel five recent teen suicides. Cooper said of the trailer during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show: