So, you may have already heard, but GLAAD and maybe some other pro-gay groups raised a fuss over a joke in the trailer for this new Vince Vaughn movie, The Dilemma, where Vince Vaughn calls electric cars “gay” or some nonsense. The trailer has been recut and the joke removed and public apologies made, although it is unclear whether or not the joke will stay in the final cut of the movie. And now, at long last, Vince Vaughn has broken his LEGENDARY silence to weigh in on the debate. From Deadline:
“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. Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together. Drawing dividing lines over what we can and cannot joke about does exactly that; it divides us. Most importantly, where does it stop.”
Haha. Sure. Thank goodness Vince Vaughn finally spoke up in defense of the VOICELESS GAY JOKES. Personally, I kind of agree insofar as I think worrying about gay jokes, especially “calling an electric car gay” gay jokes, is a pretty easy way to divert attention from the much more serious problems and causes related to homophobia. Like, in a world in which actual hate crimes are being perpetuated every day, perhaps kicking up dust about a movie trailer for a Ron Howard comedy that no one is going to see is missing the point. On that note, have you watched the trailer? Eesh. Maybe The Real Dilemma is whether or not they should edit that entire movie out of that movie because that thing looks terrible!