Movie Director Ron Howard refuses to remove gay joke from ‘The Dilemma’

November 1st, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Movie director Ron Howard maintains that the gay joke in the upcoming movie “The Dilemma” will not be removed from the movie. The joke was removed from the trailer after complaints from several quarters including Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and some personalities.

In the said scene, actor, Vince Vaughn said, “Electric cars…are gay”. Those words were highly criticized by several personalities including CNN’s Anderson Cooper who revealed that in the spate of the current gay youth suicides in the United States, the movie was in bad taste.

Howard however does not agree. So does Universal Studios, which confirmed that the movie will come out on January 14 with the joke. Howard recently said, “I believe in sensitivity but not censorship,” and adding that the film is for grown-ups, not kids. Vaughn’s character, Ronny, he says, “is far from perfect and he does and says some outrageous things”. He however revealed that he believes in “the right for some people to express offense at a joke as strongly as I do the right for that joke to be in a film”

The movie is set to be released on January 14.

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