Vince Vaughn ‘clarifies’ that gay slur isn’t about gays, just being gay, or being like gays, or something

Yes, and I’m sure when he uses the n-word he doesn’t mean black people, he means the “other” meaning of the n-word. What an idiotic thing to say.




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Vince Vaughn Is Thrilled Homophobic Humor Is Alive And Well In His Movie

It's not often you'll see an actor disagree with his director in public. Even Zach Galifianakis was cautious to bash The Hangover 2's temporary decision to give Mel Gibson a cameo. But that's not why Vince Vaughn is agreeing with The Dilemma's Ron Howard about keeping the "electric cars are gay" joke in the film. It's because Vaughn is just the type of guy you'd expect to be completely at ease with bullying.

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Vince Vaughn Defends Anti-Gay Joke in ‘The Dilemma’

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In late September, I posted the trailer to the Vince Vaughn/Kevin James film The Dilemma, which opened with an off-putting "electric cars are gay" joke, and after a reference from CNN's Anderson Cooper (and an up-till-then ignored request from GLAAD) the trailer was edited. GLAAD requested the joke be edited out of the film as well.

Now, Vince Vaughn is defending the joke:

"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?"

The problem is that Vaughn can't join the outrage over anti-gay bullying while contributing to (and collecting a paycheck for) the derogatory dialogue which to some makes that bullying permissible.


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Vaughn: Keep Gay Joke in Movie

VINCE VAUGHN THE DILEMMA X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMAnderson Cooper and GLAAD may not be fan of the gay joke in the upcoming film The Dilemma, but star Vince Vaughn is.
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Prop. 8 Judge Vaughn Walker Stepping Down Next Year

Vaughnwalker Judge Vaughn Walker, who declared California's Proposition 8 unconstitutional, announced today that he will step down from the bench in February of next year.

"Concluding 21 years of judicial service, I leave the bench with the highest respect and regard for the federal judiciary, its judges and their staff and the essential role they fulfill in our constitutional system," Walker, 66, wrote to President Obama.

Walker became a highly controversial figure during the trial, when right-wing opponents claimed he was gay and that he should therefore be removed from the same-sex equality case. Walker has never discussed his sexuality in public.

Gay, straight or somewhere in between, best of luck to you, Your Honor. And thank you for your years of dedicated, fair-minded service.


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Judge Vaughn Walker to Retire

VAUGHN R. WALKER X390 | ADVOCATE.COMIn a late Wednesday press release, court officials announced that U.S. district judge Vaughn R. Walker, who in August ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional, will step down as chief judge effective December 31 and leave the court in February.
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‘Citizen of the State of California’ Wants Prop 8 Reinstated Because Judge Vaughn Walker Is a Homogay

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Is this really how opponents of Prop 8 plan on handling the appeal of Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling — by relying on the Bible and Walker's sexual orientation as reason to overturn the decision?

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WTF? CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin speculates on Judge Vaughn Walker’s sexual orientation

What is the purpose of the line of discussion? In what universe is the sexual orientation of any judge relevant to ANY case?

Should straight judges recuse themselves from a case involving sexual orientation? What about religious conflict of interest – is that on the table now as well?

It’s yet another example of how the the MSM shouldn’t assail the journalistic chops of new media when asinine matters like this come up.
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The Fool Arguing Judge Vaughn Walker Should’ve Recused Himself Because He Stands to Gain From Gay Marriage

We've already boiled down the argument against asking Judge Vaughn Walker to recuse himself from decision Prop 8 because he's gay to a single line: immutable characteristics such as sexuality do not disqualify somebody from being impartial. But what's this about Walker having a financial interest in the outcome of his trial?

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After Ruling Prop 8 Unconstitutional, Vaughn Walker Went Out On The Town

In what counts as gossip among San Francisco's elite, we learn the evening of Judge Vaughn Walker's Prop 8 ruling, which he did not read from the bench but instead e-filed, he enjoyed a night out on the town at concert singer Monica Mancini's opening at the Rrazz Room. "The judge, who was not introduced and seemed to be unrecognized by other audience members, is a good friend of Mancini's husband/drummer, Gregg Field." He's a good friend of all of yours now too, yes? [SF Chron, via]


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