Surely the facts are completely ass-backwards.
“The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has denounced a movie trailer for the Universal comedy “The Dilemma” and says the studio has pledged to remove the offending scene.
A spokesperson for the organization said Universal sent GLAAD a link to the trailer last month. At the time, GLAAD says they called on the studio to remove a scene where the word “gay” is used as a pejorative.
“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.
GLAAD has told the organization today the joke will be removed from promotional media campaigns from this point forward — including in the trailer currently playing in movie theaters.
In a statement released Friday, Universal said, “The teaser trailer for ‘The Dilemma’ was not intended to cause anyone discomfort. In light of growing claims that the introduction to the trailer is insensitive, it is being replaced. A full trailer, which has been in the works for some time, will post online later today.” “
Well that’s lovely, but the fact of the matter is it was Anderson Cooper who spoke up before GLAAD. As the fait diver itself notes —
In an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week to discuss bullying, Anderson Cooper criticized the movie, saying, “I just find those words, those terms, we’ve got to do something to make those words unacceptable cause those words are hurting kids.”
And that ain’t all.
But before dealing with the Silver Fox, what’s the story with this film?
Is Vince Vaughan homophobic? Hey, he worked for Gus y’know — on his most infamous film no less.
And then there’s Ron Howard, who’s been a part of Holywood since he was knee-high to a doormat. He was directed by Vincente Minnelli in The Courtship of Eddie’s Father – and he even appeared in a musical
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
As for Anderson Cooper — where to begin?
Oh how about here?
And leave us not forget —
Not to mention Mom.
And then there are his fans.
Down girls. He’s just not that into you.
But wait — THIS JUST IN!
“CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper has signed a deal to host a syndicated daytime TV talk show in the fall of 2011, while keeping his job as host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″.
Warner Bros. domestic television distribution and Telepictures Productions announced the deal Thursday and said the daytime show would cover social issues, pop culture and human interest stories.
Cooper, 43, also will conduct undercover investigations using hidden cameras and hold town hall meetings on topics such as race, infidelity and Internet predators, Warner Bros. and Telepictures said.
The untitled show will fill a gap in the daytime TV talk landscape left by Oprah Winfrey, who is ending “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in May 2011 after 25 years to launch her cable network OWN.
Cooper, who joined CNN in 2001 and has reported on the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, said in a statement that daytime TV is “fun and interesting” and he is looking forward to showing another side of himself.”
Oh we know about that side — and so do the Seinfelds
Not to mention the rest of the world.
So if Anderson is the new Oprah, does that make Ben the new Gayle?
Needless to say Queerty’s been breathing down his neck for some time
and lately has been getting more than a little testy about it.
But you’ve got tons of friends, dear. So if you decide to Go For Teh Ghey, Bryan Safi has some great advice.
My advice? You’ve got to find your Inner Mitzi.