Vince Vaughn glad gay joke not cut
Published 05/11/2010 | 09:50
Vince Vaughn is pleased the controversial gay joke in his upcoming comedy The Dilemma is staying in the movie.
In the film his character comments "electric cars... are gay" and after The Gay and Lesbian Allaince Against Defamation (GLAAD) objected, Universal pulled the line from a trailer, but it will stay in the final cut of the film, The Hollywood Reporter reveals.
Vince said on the Q100 Bert Radio Show: "I'm glad to hear it's staying the movie.
"We're not trying to hurt anyone's feelings. If there's tensions there, ultimately, it brings us together, it makes us more comfortable.
"It wasn't a derogatory term. We clarified within the joke [that it was] not 'homosexual-gay' but, you know, your parents are chaperoning a dance."
He said pushing boundaries is "the point" of comedy, adding:"We're not trying to hurt anyone's feelings. If there's tensions there, ultimately, it brings us together, it makes us more comfortable."
Vince said he respects Universal's decision to pull the controversial line from the promo in light of media attention to gay bullying.
"With all the things that were happening at the time, Universal was trying to be respectful of the climate."
But The Break-Up star insists he doesn't make jokes "at anyone's expense" and he doesn't have "any maliciousness."