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    Universal Pictures have pulled the trailer for upcoming release The Dilemma amid a row over using the term ‘gay’ as an insult.
    The clip opens with actor Vince Vaughn’s character calling electric cars ‘gay’ in a boardroom scene.

    Should using this term as a slur have been allowed, or should we get over it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaylord View Post
    Universal Pictures have pulled the trailer for upcoming release The Dilemma amid a row over using the term ‘gay’ as an insult.
    The clip opens with actor Vince Vaughn’s character calling electric cars ‘gay’ in a boardroom scene.

    Should using this term as a slur have been allowed, or should we get over it?

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    This topics a bit gay isnt it.
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    It can be used in a derogatory way, or not. I wouldn't use it in a derogatory way, but if a film is depicting a character of the type who would then it's hard to blame them for being realistic. They might have chosen a different scene for the trailer, however.

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    I wouldnt be offended by somebody using the word "gay" in a derogatory manner. I hear it often on various tv shows and I think used correctly it can be quite funny. Best example would be South Park.

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    So you do think it implies that somehow you are inferior, because you are gay?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaylord View Post
    So you do think it implies that somehow you are inferior, because you are gay?


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    That is the implication with jokes like that, but I dont mind them. Usually films And TV shows have these kind of jokes with A good deal of irony. It would take a lot to offend me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayden View Post
    I wouldnt be offended by somebody using the word "gay" in a derogatory manner. I hear it often on various tv shows and I think used correctly it can be quite funny. Best example would be South Park.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rayden View Post
    That is the implication with jokes like that, but I dont mind them. Usually films And TV shows have these kind of jokes with A good deal of irony. It would take a lot to offend me.
    Are you gay? It's easy not to be offended when it's someone else who is the target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gordo View Post
    Are you gay? It's easy not to be offended when it's someone else who is the target.
    I am bisexual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayden View Post
    I am bisexual.
    Okay. Close enough. Just asking, because if you were straight then not being offended by it wouldn't really mean much.
    Last edited by El Gordo; 12-10-10 at 22:13.

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