We were NOT upset like Anderson Cooper was by the use of the word “gay” in the trailer for Vince Vaughn’s movie “Dilemma.” And frankly, we don’t think it has anything to do with bullying homosexuals. We’ve heard and seen way more outrageous gay oriented humor on Saturday Night Live and both gays and straights found it funny.
Let’s get specific: The opening scene of the trailer in question is set in a board room where Vaughn is delivering a presentation about electric cars and says, “Electric cars are gay. I mean, not homosexual gay, but my-parents-are-chaperoning the dance gay.”
Is there a gay person out there offended by this? Is the word “gay” destined to be forbidden? It was censored right out of the trailer!
Vince Vaughn obviously agrees with us – he released this statement today:
“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.”

Posted by Janet on October 14, 2010

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  1. By Damn Straight
    On October 14, 2010 at

    “Where does it stop?”

    Right at the threshold of anyone deriding the Jooze, would be a good guess.

  2. By PitBullLover
    On October 14, 2010 at

    i cannot stand vince vaughn i never could…
    he is in the same category as owen wilson and adam sandler (who was really only funny on SNL)
    there is a whole little group of these guys who never have a problems getting millions of bucks for their totally lame ass movies…… who was that Mall Cop dude? him, too. NOT.FUNNY.

    as far as the gay comment everyone is being entirely way too ‘politically correct’ every one on earth bitches about something and uses civil rights as an issue….. a town in CA is trying to get an injunction against Mexican gangs in their city. The gang members are crying racism!!! PLEASE!!! everyone needs to chill the fuck out….except the gang members. you’re mexican gang members if that’s racist go where it ain’t…
    ok, i will go smoke a bowl now….

  3. By John
    On October 15, 2010 at

    Since when did Janet Charlton turn into a homophobe? Goodbye to your web site.

  4. By steve
    On October 15, 2010 at

    I have to disagree with you on this one Janet..and you are coming off homophobic. The fact that the word gay is used in a derogatory way is sending the wrong message out there. Its not a joke thats funny like a saturday night parody. If you insert the word nigger in there…you can see the difference.

    We need to stop using the work gay in a derogatory way period…

  5. By Lenny
    On October 15, 2010 at

    I have to disagree with you Steve, If you use the word gay it not a bad word. If you use the N-word it bad no matter how it’s used.

  6. By Liz
    On October 15, 2010 at

    Janet, if you were gay, would you like the word to be used in a derogatory way? It’s not the word itself, it’s the way it’s used. Like Ice T said, words are like a knife. You can use it to cut your food, or you can use it to hurt somebody.

  7. By strom
    On October 15, 2010 at

    There should be no problem in using gay, queer, fag, or the N word just like the objects of those words use it to each other….the PC world has totally screwed up the USA.

  8. By Gays are being childish
    On October 15, 2010 at

    If you’re so offended by a word that you have to have a public meltdown you’re mentally unstable. As a female I frequently hear bitch, c*nt, slut ect and it doesn’t offend me because I am none of those things and the people who say them look like low class idiots. This is a free country and people should be able to say any dam word they want. GROW UP.

  9. By SebastianCanada
    On October 15, 2010 at

    There are three words that have evolved way beyond their literal derogatory meanings, and are colorful and part of our lexicon. These are: spaz, retard, and gay.

    The world has gotten way too PC, and what good has it done really?

    Back when I went through school mild bullying was accepted as part of the growing up process, and part of socialization. Through it immigrant kids were encouraged to assimilate, and geeks learned to play it a little normal now and then. Did people get their feeling hurt? Sure. But it never got extreme, and if it did the adults stepped in because physicial agression was not tolerated, period.

    Since the rise of PC and the enforcement of it in the school yard, acts of severe bully, of violence, and incidents of physical attacks and even murder have become common place.

    What is wrong? We are supressing something that is very natural in social animals, even when it is relatively mild, and – as a result – there are sudden explosions of it to the extreme.

    Thought Police will never stop bullying – they will only make it worse.

  10. By David
    On October 15, 2010 at

    I am not offended at all by the comments.. and I am a gay man. I think what Vince said was perfect. Thank you Vince.. a voice of reason.

    Hey Anderson, get the d@#k out of your arse… and get a sense of humor. If we cannot laugh at ourselves then we are all sour grapes.. what’s the point of living..

    Anderson, you are so gay and bitchy. Go complain about be offended about more important issues like Israel judeo-nazis destroying our country and our government does nothing about it or our citizens killed by them. not thats offensive.

  11. By Teddy
    On October 15, 2010 at

    In this specific case, gay is NOT the word Vince Vaugh’s character is looking for: tippy-toe dippy head. That always works when “gay” doesn’t describe homosexual.

    Gay means homosexual. If you use “gay” to mean jerk, or stupid, or anything else, you’re a bigot.

  12. By Indy
    On October 15, 2010 at

    While I don’t think it’s the best thing in the world to be gay (see Romans, Chpt.1), I in no way hate homosexuals and do not condone any kind of hurt or murder. So what’s the big deal about the difference of the words…gay, homo, queer, fairy. Everyone should just lighten up and not make a big deal out of it. Also, words such as n**ger, bitch, if everyone said what they wanted to and no one got up-tight but laughed about it, we wouldn’t be so politically correct and on the defense.

  13. By captain america
    On October 15, 2010 at

    don’t pinch to hard. TRY TO TAKE “IT” IN YOUR MOUT & DON’T EVER CHEW.
    …..swallow his sperm.(HE WILL LOVE IT)

  14. By SebastianCanada
    On October 15, 2010 at

    Indy, you are being hypocritical. We know you are a Born Again type. How would you like it if people used terms like Witch-burner, Jesus-freak, Chastity Belt Tester, Holy Spirit Guzzler, constantly as terms of abuse?

  15. By Patrick
    On October 16, 2010 at

    I have always considered all posters on this site to be either gay or aging drag queens. Just my perspective and who would really want to continually post comments on ridiculously boring celebrities anyways.
    Except that fat, nasty Reta. Her I understand.

  16. By anonTWO
    On October 16, 2010 at

    Patrick, which category do you fall under?
    Gay or aging drag queen?

  17. By Pietro
    On October 16, 2010 at

    Who cares what the closeted Anderson Cooper thinks? What an asshole. Until he comes out publicly he is of no use to the gay community. His inaction is far more offensive than this stupid, inoffensive joke from a likely crappy movie. Anderson is a male fag hag, living vicariously from the gay experience but not quite belonging to it. Very annoying person indeed.

  18. By Pietro
    On October 16, 2010 at

    So Indy if no big deal, why did you type out n**ger instead of the actual slur? Guess it does hurt after all.

  19. By Indy
    On October 16, 2010 at

    ^^ Well, I suppose mine was not a great idea.

  20. By SebastianCanada
    On October 16, 2010 at

    I wondered about Anderson. He is now a spokesman for the gay community? Maybe he is trying to earn brownie points for remaining closeted so long. Kathy Griffin is going to have a few things to say about this on her next special.

    Patrick, I never got that sense, so you will have to have your coming out ball, or, rather, your balls will have to come out, some other place.

  21. By Anderson is a d-bag
    On October 16, 2010 at

    How come no one calls Anderson Cooper out on his homophobic use of the word “teabagger”. So he can use a gay slur in a nasty way while hiding in the closet but some actor uses the word gay for a comedy and he’s all wound up? Wow, hypocrite much?

  22. By Indy
    On October 16, 2010 at

    Since we’re now talking about Anderson Cooper—-Every time he is the guest host on Regis/Kelly Live, Kelly comes out hanging on to his arm cozying up to him big time. I wondered if she is trying to change him. Then I remembered that she often says she has Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David to their mansion in the Hamptons for the weekend and she is a spokesman for the GLBT community.

  23. By rs
    On October 16, 2010 at

    As a gay male I find the joke offensive. The whole idea that things that are weak, or nerdy, or not macho are gay is offensive. Most heterosexuals don’t have to put up with the shit that gay people do in life. Most heteros don’t get disowned by family, beat up for being gay, and ridiculed by many religions. Would everyone find it funny if racist words were put in the place of gay?

  24. By rs is a crybaby
    On October 16, 2010 at

    “Would everyone find it funny if racist words were put in the place of gay?”

    Chris Rock does it all the time and it’s hilarious. You sound like a miserable whiner who isn’t comfortable in your gayness. What shit do you put up with that everyone else doesn’t put up with? People of every race, religion, gender and orientation get bullied, made fun of or have offensive things said to them. That’s life. Stop acting like you’re some victim. And maybe you should buy a dictionary because Gay has multiple meanings, it doesn’t just mean homosexual. My grandmother uses the expression “Gay old time” because it means happy in that context. When she talks about people like you she says SISSY. HAHA.

  25. By SebastianCanada
    On October 16, 2010 at

    Indy, that is the Jersey girl coming out in Kelly Ripa – she thinks it is cool to be a fag hag. So, I laughed my ass off when she got into that mess with Rosie O’Donnell over what happened on Live when Clay Aiken was on the show (“I don’t know where that hand has been!” Up some guy’s butt, Kelly). When O’Donnell called her homophobic, or similar. LOL!!!!!!!!!

  26. By Indy
    On October 17, 2010 at

    Sebastian: Are we on the same wave length regarding Kelly HoRipa, or what. I get physically ill looking at that skag who makes Waaaay more $$$$ than movie stars, given she only works 1 1/2 hours per day, where movie stars work up to 14 hours a day sometimes. And, so hilarious that she totally supports her unemployed hubby, Mark, and yet still is not sure that he is faithful to her. I could go on and on, but the thought of that smirky grinning face with hair extensions and a perfect life is making me want to erp.

  27. By SebastianCanada
    On October 17, 2010 at

    Indy, I find Kelly rather amusing. Apart from her abuse of the word “literally”, she comes off as quite an intelligent person. She is certainly quick-witted. However, I agree with you. She was a third-rate soap opera actress, who landed the Live gig and is now living like royalty. She is the perfect example to use in an argument against the New Worlds (not just America – that would be unfair) being meritocracies.

    If I don’t think too much about it all, I actually really like Rippa. But, when I realize what she actually does to earn the disgusting amounts of money she makes – and what she actually brings to the table (uhm, next to nothing) – I hate her F**king guts.

  28. By crtb
    On October 17, 2010 at

    Teddy you are so gay!
    And I don’t mean homosexual.

    Many words have many meanings.
    How dare you call people bigots if they use a word in a differently than you do!

    I am so sick of PC.
    I’m offended because you made a joke about people with brown hair. I’m offened because you made fun of people with long eyelashes. When will it stop? Soon we wont be able to make jokes because everyone is so sensitive.

  29. By Indy
    On October 17, 2010 at

    Canada: One last word….(before Janet or someone gets mad & tells us to keep on subject)….Luv, luv, luv your last FIVE words regarding the lucky-charm Diva Ripa. Two years ago she flew to Australia while Mark was making a little 5 part series (this was his last job, btw). Anyway, Enquirer got pics of him romancing and dining with Vivica A. Fox, a known man-eater. I’ll never forget how scared she was that he would cheat, and yet, as stated above, she totally supports the whole family. And last but not least, it truly is very hard not to dislike her and the fact that she obviously thinks the world revolves around her, basically a titless whore.

  30. By Thunder Cat
    On October 17, 2010 at

    Patrick, you speak the truth. The only thing I do understand about Reta is that she needs to put that pipe down. I, too, get the impression that she is a lard ass.

    Sebastin Canada has issues with his sexual orientation, seeing how he carries on ALL the time about other people’s sex lives/orientation.

  31. By KevinSF
    On October 17, 2010 at

    How about calling something totally moronic very Janet Charlton. Oh that’s so Janet Charlton.

    Get a clue Janet you are WRONG on this one.

  32. By SebastianCanada
    On October 17, 2010 at

    Thunder Cat, you have been on this site long enough to come to that conclusion about me, but not long enough to have read ALL the reasons I have given for being pissed off at closeted celebs. Chalk one up for the American education system.

  33. By Mama
    On October 18, 2010 at

    Lighten up people! Anderson better get after all the others who use the word gay in the same manner as Vince. And I too agree, when will it stop? Will some of us be forced to wear muzzles while others get to bray the same words or phrases as loudly and as often as they want just because the Anderson Coopers of the world don’t like us?

  34. By Snottyboy
    On October 18, 2010 at

    Janet, you are misinformed and completely wrong. The entire reason anyone uses the word ‘gay’ for anything other than to describe someones sexual orientation all stems from the fact that so many people perceive ‘gay’ as bad. Gay = negative. It doesn’t matter that someone might be using it to describe something completely non-sexual. That person is using the word gay because for so many people it is synonymous with something negative.

    I’m really disappointed (though not entirely surprised considering past remarks you’ve made) in your reaction to this.


  35. By Barkley
    On October 18, 2010 at

    I see why you remain in the land of the no-brains, Hollywood, Janet. Your views and taste are pedestrian and show no imagination. You were destined to become the shill you are today.

  36. By SebastianCanada
    On October 18, 2010 at

    Words cannot hurt you unless you let them. That is why there have been so many moves among oppressed groups to re-appropriate slurs. Segments of the African-American community have taken back “Nigger”, the homosexual community has taken back “Queer”, women have embraced “Bitch”. All those moves are far more constructive that this Language Policing and Thought Policing.

  37. By hypocrites
    On October 19, 2010 at

    It’s interesting to see gay people whine about being offended all the time when they say hateful offensive things about Christians all the time. Gay people trash christians all with pure hatred and say negative things about other races so I guess it’s ok for them to be bigots right?


  38. By Casonia Sade Logenberry
    On July 29, 2011 at

    I don’t find him attractive or sexy but he is funny to some degree and says funny things and has away of making his part…His part and when he acts its okay and He is alright but if I saw him in person…I would not make my way over to him..I do like him to some degree as an actor and I know people who are big fans of him and that means he has something special but for me…He is okay!! C- for me.

  39. By Casonia Logenberry..Jennifer stop screwing up!Hells kitchen first no salt in the mash potatos and then you screw up the Veggies stop and take control and allow Elisa to hang herself. Pauly I think your great and keep up the great work..Every one screws up
    On September 6, 2011 at

    This guy knows how to have fun and to play his part well and yes he is funny to some degree and he acts really well as an actor and often throws me off in so many ways by making everything funny and what ever direction he takes is the right move he makes!

  40. By Casonia...People alway go crazy in Hells kitchen, Because there is no music or tv and it is boring and all you have time to do is think and dream and hope and worry and concern yourself with each day? You never know if it is going to be your last day or t
    On September 17, 2011 at

    Crazy and weird actor but there is no one on this earth like him.

  41. By Casonia...People alway go crazy in Hells kitchen, Because there is no music or tv and it is boring and all you have time to do is think and dream and hope and worry and concern yourself with each day? You never know if it is going to be your last day or t
    On September 17, 2011 at

    Vince Vaughn what a movie star name!

  42. By Casonia...Who is going to Win Hells Kitchen? Hope it is not Elisa and hope Paul really rocks it out and Jennifer was not his type from the start and when a man is flirting with other woman his desire was never there to start off with! Tommy speak up dear!
    On September 19, 2011 at


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