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Vince Vaughn: Stop The Bullying And The Persecution

Vince Vaughn: Stop The Bullying And The Persecution

Vince Vaughn recently commented on Universal Pictures’ decision to pull the “gay” joke out of the trailer for the comedy The Dilemma.

“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 40-year-old actor told Deadline on Thursday. “Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together.”

Vince added, “Drawing dividing lines over what we can and cannot joke about does exactly that; it divides us. Most importantly, where does it stop.”

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  • Dubya Bush

    So…don’t make fun of gay people unless your trying to be funny? Great message to send to the kiddies Vince!

  • offtheproperty

    Anderson Cooper and Perez Hilton are in charge of deciding what people can say about who and when. So check with them before you speak.

  • Davire

    blah blah blah

    damage contrl fat porky?

  • Halli

    I don’t get it. Vince says “Drawing dividing lines over what we can and cannot joke about does exactly that; it divides us. Most importantly, where does it stop”.

    So is he saying “that’s so gay” jokes helps to bring us together? Because sometimes it is up to members of a certain community who are being joked about to say what is appropriate and what isn’t. Its not your judgment call Vince becuase you aren’t gay.

  • Jessica

    Not saying I support the “line” yes line it was not a joke, he said a sentence so people can stop calling it a joke, but as I was saying I don’t support anti-gay language as much as the next person being bisexual myself but if Katy Perry can sing a whole song insulting gay people calling them whiny emo freaks and not have it banned why is this trailer being banned cause of one stupid line that I barely noticed when I saw the trailer?

  • Catchy

    +1000000 for Vince for saying that all.

  • raena

    good of him to speak out,
    but i can so see him as being a bully as a teenager in school

  • Who Cares

    This is an idiotic sophistry. Making fun of gay people in a way that makes them the butt of the joke isn’t bringing us together. He’s just trying to save his ANTIQUATED, barbaric style of humor. Save if for the Red Neck Comedy tour, loser.

  • Who Cares

    “Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together.”

    So the joke is, then, 1. Electric cars are gay, 2. Being a gay person is bad/stupid/ridiculous, 3. Electric cars are bad/stupid/ridiculous, 4. Everybody laugh.

    I am ready to bring us, meaning those who detest hatespeak, together. Talk about diving people.


    Making a fuss over a phrase that means” lame’… is SO GAY!

  • Iffy Miffy

    He seems to be a little slow. When you use the term ‘gay’ to denote something NEGATIVE, then yes, it is a problem! You are using it in a negative context VV, or is that too difficult to understand?!

  • annoyed

    I think what he means is…trying to be politically correct all the time is impossible. Especially for comedians. THEY MAKE FUN OF EVERYONE. i cant believe some people are being so sensitive about this, and IM GAY.

  • KCC

    @whocares I agree…the point is the joke was derogatory “Electric cars are gay” and he meant it in a way that the cars are useless, stupid, and not fun…so then that means gay people are useless, stupid, and not fun…how is that “bringing us together”…instead of defending his stupid actions he should have just apologized and said I am very sorry if I hurt anyone through the use of this joke, I did not intend for it to hurt anyone and I am deeply sorry if anyone feels that way…but, no, he’s an egotistical ass trying to defend his dumb actions…get over yourself


    Vince looks so Bloated..

    now that is funny

    lets bring all the bloated people together !!

  • Dan

    I cannot believe how dumb people can get. First off, the line was never his to begin with, they were in the script. Secondly, it was never his choice to put it in the trailer, actors do their part, screenwriters and producers do theirs. Lastly, it’s ridiculous to bully someone for saying “that’s so gay”, yes he was bullied from many angles of the media. So if you’re gay, you get bullied (the high school and gang issues in the last week) and if you use the word gay, you get bullied (by the media). If people won’t allow “that’s so gay” to be said in a comedic film, then why should the word be used to describe sexual orientation? Were all the hot people offended when Paris Hilton said “that’s hot”. People are so quick to accuse others of negative intentions, yet they don’t realize they’re no better by trying to cause conflict where it shouldn’t exist. Vince Vaughn should speak out.

  • Lisa

    TOTALLY agree with you dan! People used the word GAY in old movies all the time! The word means happy. and it was meant to be used for that until someone decided to link same sex people who are attracted to eachother to that word. I dont think people should get offended by people saying that word. Its not like its ‘THIER WORD’. Go and blame all the actors back through the early to mid 1900′s then. I hear kids say thats sick or thats ill for something cool, when we all know what those words really mean. So people just get over it! Its NOT ‘YOUR WORD’ so dont let it bother you, and move on with your lives!

  • Johnny

    …said the straight white man.

  • steve moya

    i know vince vaughn is not a good actor,funny or smart! at least he could show the world he has some common sence! I wont watch another movie of his again, or listen to another one of his tired jokes.Its not funny anymore.