Universal has decided to pull its trailer for The Dilemma, in which Vince Vaughn immediately states that electric cars are "gay" following Anderson Cooper's nearly overlooked condemnation of the spot in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
Cooper's opinion came in the context of the recent gay suicides over bullying.
"Last month Universal shared a link to the trailer for the film The Dilemma with GLAAD. After reviewing, GLAAD called on Universal to remove the scene where the word ‘gay’ was used as a pejorative from the trailer. Today, after Anderson Cooper also spoke out against the scene, Universal confirmed to GLAAD that the offensive joke will be removed from promotional campaigns from this point forward, including in the trailer currently playing in movie theatres. '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."
Of course, that leaves the scene in the actual movie.