Saturday, October 09, 2010

You Can't Please All The Gays All The Time (Though They Might Like To Have A Go)

Well, horrors! Just find a tree and a rope and string Vince Vaughn and the Universal board up:

A TOP Hollywood studio agreed to recut a movie trailer overnight after a string of gay celebrities complained that it featured a joke that was insulting to homosexuals... The trailer for The Dilemma opened with star Vince Vaughn making a joke to a group of businessmen. “Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars are gay,” Vaughn said. “I mean, not homosexual gay, but my-parents-are-chaperoning-the-dance gay.”

The incident attracted the attention of gay US celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres and CNN host Anderson Cooper, who said earlier this week that the trailer reminded him of school bullying. “We’ve got to do something to make those words unacceptable,” Cooper said.
Quite right, Coop. If the phrase 'that's so gay' isn't nagged and beaten out of children - who coined and use the phrase in subconscious recognition of something they know instinctively isn't quite right - not as many of them can be protelytised, eh?

Further in the story, an indicator of the class strata in gaydom and the pro-homosexual slant of the media:

...executives at Universal Studios claimed to be bewildered by the controversy - alleging that they showed it to gay rights groups in advance...
Yes, but the groups they showed it to should have referred it up the line to their bosses for the final say.

Meanwhile, the use of the words 'claimed' and 'alleging' to infer lying on the part of the Universal execs. Ah, Media Bias 101.

-- Nick

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