Posted on Fri Oct 8th, 2010 11:37am PDT By X17 Staff
Anderson Cooper's remarks regarding The Dilemma trailer being offensive for featuring the line "that's so gay" has forced GLAAD to take swift action. Contrary to various reports, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation tells X17online exclusively that it "does not and did not support this trailer."
The organization reached out to Universal Pictures to pressure them into making a quick edit ... and it worked. Universal agreed to remove the offensive joke from all promotional campaigns, including the trailer.
GLAAD sent the following statement to X17online:
- â€œThe use of the word â€˜gayâ€™ in this trailer as a slur is unnecessary and does nothing more than send a message of intolerance about our community to viewers."
Anderson Cooper made the following comment after he happened to watch The Dilemma trailer while waiting for his movie to start.
- "I just find those words, those terms - weâ€™ve got to do something to make those words unacceptable â€™cause those words are hurting kids."
As for actor Vince Vaughn, whose character says the controversial line ... his rep says Vaughn will not be commenting.
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