November 4th, 2010
11:20 AM ET
While GLAAD may not support Ron Howard's decision to keep the "electric cars are gay" joke in the upcoming comedy "The Dilemma," the film's star, Vince Vaughn, definitely has his back.
In a new radio interview, the 40-year-old actor, whose character utters the offending line on camera, says he supports his director's choice to not snip the scene.
"I'm glad to hear it's staying the movie," Vaughn told Q100's Bert Radio Show on Wednesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "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."
And as Howard told the L.A. Times recently, "It is a slight moment in 'The Dilemma' meant to demonstrate an aspect of our lead character's personality, and we never expected it to represent our intentions or the point of view of the movie or those of us who made it."
Vaughn added, "We're not trying to hurt anyone's feelings...If there's tensions there, ultimately, it brings us together, it makes us more comfortable."
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