Ok, so I don't mean to make a serious post here. The Male Star Blog is all about fun, hot celebrities (with a few extra surprises), but this seems to be a pretty big deal in Hollywood right now so I thought I would talk about it real quick. Any of you who have seen the trailer for the new Ron Howard movie 'The Dilemma', or have at least read the stories about it, know that Vince Vaughn's character says, "Thats gay!" in response to something he thinks is dumb. Its cause quite a big stir with big organizations like GLAAD going after Howard, Vaugh and the studio to remove the 'joke' from the film. It was removed from the trailer shortly after it's release a few weeks ago. Ron Howard, however, has recently come out and stated the following: "Our lead character of Ronny Valentine has a mouth that sometimes gets him into trouble and he definitely flirts with the line of what's okay to say. He tries to do what's right but sometimes falls short. Who can't relate to that? I am drawn to films that have a variety of characters with different points of view who clash, conflict and learn to live with each other. THE DILEMMA is a story full of flawed characters whose lives are complicated by the things they say to and hide from each other. Ronny is far from perfect and he does and says some outrageous things along the way." Right. Well, I don't understand what the big deal is. I'm an open gay man and didn't think twice about the line when I saw it in the movie. When I first read all about the hooplah about this I thought, "Well, maybe its because I'm so desensitized to it... do I need to be upset?" No, that wasn't it. Things like this just don't bother me. Short of calling me a faggot to my face in a nasty way, very little offends me. To me, when someone says, "thats gay" and they are talking about something that doesn't fuck other men in the ass, I don't think twice about it. As a society, we are becoming way too sensitive about every minority/majority group out there. Its almost hard to breathe without offending someone and having some huge group denouncing your actions. Personally, I think we need to brush things off and not take everything so personally. It is quite possible though, that the joke is creating such a big stink because of the recent publicized gay teenage suicides that have been tragically occurring. When I look at it from that point of view, from someone who is emotionally vulnerable, scared and so unsure of everything, I understand people's outrage. So, I thought I'd get a good discussion going here with your points of view on this. What do you guys think? Here is the trailer for the film, but it does not have the 'gay joke' in it. The joke was, "Ladies and gentleman, electric cars are gay."