Universal has agreed to remove the line "that's so gay" from the trailer for 'The Dilemma' under pressure from GLAAD.
GLAAD's press release follows:
October 08, 2010, Los Angeles, CA - Last month Universal shared a link to the trailer for the film 'The Dilemma' with GLAAD. After reviewing, GLAAD called on Universal to remove the scene where the word 'gay' was used as a pejorative from the trailer. Today, after Anderson Cooper also spoke out against the scene, Universal confirmed to GLAAD that the offensive joke will be removed from promotional campaigns from this point forward, including in the trailer currently playing in movie theatres.
"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," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.
Anderson Cooper recently appeared on 'Ellen' to talk about gay bullying, and he said he was "shocked" to hear the offensive phrase during the previews on a recent trip to the movies.
"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 said.
Vince Vaughn's character said the phrase in the trailer, and his rep tells x17.com he will not be commenting.