Vince Vaughn Defends Controversial "Gay" Line in 'The Dilemma'
Vince Vaughn isn't suffering from a dilemma about the controversial use of "gay" in his new movie.
The Dilemma star has responded to debate over his character describing an electric car as "gay" after CNN's Anderson Cooper drew attention to the use of word on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, reports E! Online.
"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," the actor said in a statement on Thursday.
"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."
Anderson called out the movie after being shocked by the pejorative use of the word "gay" in the trailer while the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has rallied for Universal Studios to at least wipe the joke from the trailer if not the entire film.
While a new trailer was released earlier this week, director Ron Howard hasn't indicated whether he'll edit it out entirely before the flick's Jan. 14 theatrical release.