Is anyone offended when they hear that comment? When people say that, do you think they are actually referring to gay relations? Anderson Cooper does. Cooper was on Ellen this week to speak out against bullying. He also fired at Vince Vaughn’s upcoming flick…
In the movie, Vaughn’s character says,”Ladies and gentleman, electric cars are gay.” Cooper said he became upset while watching previews at a theater, telling DeGeneres he was “shocked” to hear the word being tossed around like that in a movie trailer.
He didn’t mention the movie or Vaughn by name, but it’s evident that he’s talking about Vaughn, whose rep declined to comment. But of course.
“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 OK to put that in a preview for the movie to get people to go and see it,” said Cooper.
“I just find those words, those terms, we’ve got to do something to make those words unacceptable cause those words are hurting kids,” Cooper continued. “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.”
“It’s incredible when you realize how commonly the term ‘that’s so gay’ is among kids today,” Cooper said. “It’s used not just against kids that are gay or lesbian, it’s used as an insult to anybody in this day and age among kids and that’s something that has to stop.” You go you handsome man! IMO, some people make the comment instead of saying “That’s so stupid.” However, the comment is negative, which is wrong on any count. You usually don’t hear “That’s so Asian!” or “That’s so straight!”… I’m with Anderson on this one.
E! reports that the trailer has been pulled.
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