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Universal Pulls Vince Vaughn 'Gay' Joke From Trailer

Universal Pulls Vince Vaughn 'Gay' Joke From Trailer

Universal Pictures has decided to pull the trailer of Vince Vaughn‘s new movie The Dilemma after they recently came under fire for using the phrase “that’s so gay.”

CNN’s Anderson Cooper slammed the pejorative use of the term, saying that he was shocked to hear it in a preview that all audiences would see.

After GLAAD expressed its concerns with the trailer, Universal decided to omit the use of the phrase in all future TV and media campaigns.

Said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, “The use of the word ‘gay’ in this trailer as a slur is unnecessary and does nothing more than send a message of intolerance about our community to viewers.”

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82 Responses to “Universal Pulls Vince Vaughn 'Gay' Joke From Trailer”

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  1. 1
    DarkEmpress Says:

    If ppl complained enough would they pull Vince Vaughn from theaters because he is one annoying arogant mofo!

  2. 2
    N. Says:

    I like Vince Vaughn, though admittedly his projects of late have not been exactly awesome. I am not surprised Universal made this move though, given the terrible string of tragedies of late. It was a good move.

  3. 3
    hello Says:

    when did gay become a derogatory term? it used to mean HAPPY or JOYOUS! if vince can’t say gay, than the gays can’t use bish or c**t or slu+ or any other demeaning terms. *** for tat…or is *** offensive now?

  4. 4
    Dan Says:

    Wise decision.

  5. 5
    jenny Says:

    GOOD!! vince vaughn sucks anyway and i hope this movie flops

  6. 6
    Dan Says:

    @hello: “when did gay become a derogatory term?” SERIOUSLY? It meant Happy in 1980s! It’s offensive to call something “gay” because you think it’s stupid or bad or whatever.

  7. 7
    jenny Says:

    good!! vince sucks anyway i hope this movie flops…

  8. 8
    Kagan Says:

    Get off your high horse, Anderson Cooper. This trailer was released a month ago and no one complained until you decided to bully Universal Pictures and try to frighten everyone of being accused of homophobia. No one buys your sudden transformation into this beacon of higher consciousness and moral right.

  9. 9
    Tim Says:

    Considering what happened with the suicide recently, it seems like a smart move.

    The Spiderman trailer did something similar after 9/11 occurred, and they removed the towers from the trailer as well as the final cut of the film.

  10. 10
    Miley Says:


  11. 11
    Jenny Says:

    STFU Kagan you disgusting pig. People DID complain and I’m glad Anderson Cooper spoke out against it. Go be mad elsewhere, loser.

  12. 12
    Brittany Spearce Says:

    The real issue here is that this talentless fat blob Vince Vaughn keeps getting movie deals. Why? His last efforts have flopped and everything he’s done post-2000 has been a miss that’s been critically panned. Stop giving him roles, no one wants to see the borderline obese on the big screen. Sorry, Universal. While you go pull the trailer, go pull the entire movie and send it straight to DVD where it belongs.

  13. 13
    Asashii Fustazi Says:

    @Jenny: if you dont like it dont watch it thats a liberal concept, hypocrite.

  14. 14
    hmm Says:

    @Jenny: Wait your GLADD Anderson Cooper went after free speech right. Cause your so tolerant and PC and goo and blah blah. Im getting pretty tired of moron’s telling me what to say alright its GAY ok its just GAY. And if your to sensetive then well F@!#% you to. GAY GAY GAY GAY get over it you PC numb skulls.

  15. 15
    Jenny Says:

    @Asashii Fustazi: But I’m not watching it. Wouldn’t even consider shelling out $10 on this forgettable piece of cinema. Good try though!

  16. 16
    Jenny Says:

    @hmm: Difference between free speech and hate speech. Go get educated, you inbred moron.

  17. 17
    peggy Says:

    Its pretty funny coming from Cooper who spent the last 25 years dodging what he was – now he’s more open so the rest of us must fall into line. Please!

    If the joke offended some then it’s right to pull it but Anderson give us a break.

  18. 18
    Mariah Says:

    Very smart decision!

  19. 19
    hmm Says:

    @Jenny: Oh bite you Elitist prick im not in the mood for someone telling me what i can and can’t say. This wasn’t hate speech that he used if Vince offended you good for him because your to sensetive and open minded to have any fun. GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY really who gives a F@#%

  20. 20
    Kagan Says:


    get off your high horse, what complaints have you wrote lately? Exactly. We’re not thankful for ****, so go back to oprah.
    WE don’t sit back and accept horse****, SOME of us do something about it…

    And all you “arm chair quarterbacks” crack me up. What are your qualifications for your unequivocal pronouncements on this movie? Make any movies lately or write a motion picture score?

    Well until you do, I’m afraid you’re just going to have to sit back and enjoy the movie that is delivered to you. Nothing wrong with respectful constructive criticism but all your childish rants are laughable.

  21. 21
    HAHAHA Says:

    good lord, at least the movie got some free publicity, good thing everyone isn’t so uptight

  22. 22
    Ripple Says:

    I found it offensive. Same as I find it offensive when coaches or parents call boys “girls” or say things like “he cried like a girl.” We know they mean it as a derogatory term.

  23. 23
    The real one Says:

    No surprise, I already saw the censorship against GAY actors on this site many times, what a loser.   This is SO GAY, Commie LOSER!!!
    Jared is so afraid of the peoples opinions. Ugly hypocrite gay!! Your parents SO FAILED you, Commie gay!

  24. 24
    whatevs Says:

    freaking out over this? but it’s okay to call the president and his family monkeys. get your priorities straight america

  25. 25
    missy Says:

    cause everyone knows that men who screw other men in the ass are so sensitive.

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