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.”
In the film, Vince plays a man who learns that his best friend’s wife is having an affair.
“I was sitting in a movie theater over the weekend and there was a preview of [Vince Vaughn's new] movie, and in it, the actor said, ‘that’s so gay,’ and I was shocked that not only that they put it in the movie, but that they thought that it was okay to put that in a preview for the movie to get people to go and see it,” Anderson said (watch at about 5:45 in the video).
“I just find those words, those terms – we’ve got to do something to make those words unacceptable ’cause those words are hurting kids,” he added.
“Someone else I talked to recently said that the words people use and the things people say about other kids online, it enters into their internal dialogue. When you’re a kid, it can change the way you see yourself and the way you think about yourself – the worth that you give to yourself. I think we really need to focus on what language we’re using and how we’re treating these kids.”
Pic is about a bachelor, Ronny (Vaughn), whose best friend’s (James) wife (Winona Ryder) is cheating on him with another man (Channing Tatum). Ronny decides to investigate the affair and must ultimately figure out if he wants to spill the beans to his friend. Jennifer plays the girlfriend to Vince‘s character.
The Dilemma, which also features Queen Latifah, will be out in theaters on January 14th!
Jennifer Connelly walks the red carpet at the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival with husband Paul Bettany on Saturday (June 12), in Chicago, Ill.
The 39-year-old actress, who wore Isabel Marant, joined her Cheaters cast-mates Vince Vaughn and Winona Ryder to honor their director Ron Howard, who won the Silver Hugo Career Achievement Award!
According to Movieline, Cheaters is about a man (Vaughn) who has to decide whether or not to tell his best friend (Kevin James) that his wife (Ryder) is cheating on him. Jennifer will play Vince‘s wife.