We think he has every right to be as upset as he is!
Anderson Cooper recently revealed that he was offended by the trailer for Vince Vaughn's new comedy, The Dilemma, because in it, one of the characters uses the term "gay" in a negative manner!
"I was sitting in a movie theater over the weekend and there was a preview of a 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 put that in the preview, they thought that it was okay to put that in a preview for the movie to get people to go and see it. I just find those words, those terms, we've got to do something to make those words unacceptable cause those words are hurting kids. 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. And when you're a kid, it can change the way you see yourself and the way you think about yourself, and the worth that you give to yourself. I think we need to really focus on what language we're using and how we're treating these kids."
Completely, 100% correct!
It's completely irresponsible to use that sequence as a means to promote the film! What kind of message are they trying to send? And the self-referential, "Oh no, it's okay because I'm not using it as homosexual gay!" is just BS, as far as we're concerned.
We hope that people will start to take this matter seriously, and realize that the ways that we speak to and treat one another filters down to younger people, who may not have the maturity yet to fully grasp and understand what they're recycling from us!
And it's time to teach them that the term 'that's so gay' is WRONG!
Thanks for bringing awareness and standing up for what's right, bb!
Check out the trailer for yourself (above). Thoughts??
Tags: equal rights, gay rights, offensive, silver fox, slur, the dilemma