Despite getting called out by Anderson Cooper on Ellen AND having Universal remove it from the film’s trailer, still Vince Vaughn defends the gay joke in his new film The Dilemma. Says Vaughn, “Let me add my voice of support to the people outraged by the bullying and persecution of people for their differences, whatever those differences may be. Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together. Drawing dividing lines over what we can and cannot joke about does exactly that; it divides us. Most importantly, where does it stop.” Why, if Vince Vaughn can’t make egregiously unfunny jokes at the expense of homosexuals in his terrible-looking movies, then by god, we might as well just move to CANADA already!
The joke, in case you haven’t heard it by now is that, “Electric cars are gay.” Get it? Because….um, you know, how they…drive around? Look, we understand people have different opinions about gay cars: whether they should be allowed to marry other gay cars, if it’s legal to discriminate against them based on their rainbow-colored paint jobs, whether they should be allowed to adopt go-carts. Further more, The Dilemma is a comedic romp where in which Vaughn finding out Kevin James’ wife cheating is cheating on him. So a joke about electric cars being super gay is necessary, nay, vital to the plot! It’s a pretty sticky situation, but if it makes gay activists feel any better, no one on the planet wants to see this movie. And yeah, we mean BEFORE they heard about the gay joke .[Photo: Getty Images]