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Ever watch a movie and some depicted character in a scene blares out a derogatory comment or joke that offends you? I’m sure some of you out there, the ones without the logical reasoning of seperating reality from what you see on the big screen, may have had that happen. I merely ask because it seems the in vogue thing to do now is to get up in arms and create a massive backlash against whatever movie may have hurt your little feelings and try to get the studios to actually change, modify or omit altogether whatever was deemed istanbul escort offensive. Like a perpetual cycle of buffoonery, something in a movie will make a certain select few freak out and get their pitchforks and torches ready to smite this perceived injustice back to oblivion.

So who and what is the target this time? What notorious umraniye escort controversial movie has been found guilty of ruffling some feathers? Vince Vaughn and his upcoming comedy movie The Dilemma. Wait what? Vince “Dodgeball” Vaughn? The dude who makes a living escort istanbul playing the lovable chuckster in just about every movie he’s sisli escort in nowadays? Apparently yes. It appears that the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation had a…

Ever watch a movie and some depicted character in a scene blares out a derogatory comment or joke that offends you? I'm sure some of you out there, the ones without the logical reasoning of seperating reality from what you see on the big screen, may have had that happen. I merely ask because it seems the in vogue thing to do now is to get up in arms and create a massive backlash against whatever movie may have hurt your little feelings and try to get the studios to actually change, modify or omit altogether whatever was deemed offensive. Like a perpetual cycle of buffoonery, something in a movie will make a certain select few freak out and get their pitchforks and torches ready to smite this perceived injustice back to oblivion.

So who and what is the target this time? What notorious controversial  movie has been found guilty of ruffling some feathers? Vince Vaughn and his upcoming comedy movie The Dilemma. Wait what? Vince "Dodgeball" Vaughn? The dude who makes a living  playing the lovable chuckster in just about every movie he's in nowadays? Apparently yes. It appears that the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation had a gargatuan issue with a certain line of dialog delivered by Vince in his latest flick that hasn't even been released yet. The dialog in question, which was shown in an earlier trailer, is one where his character is doing a presentation to a board room full of clients and he drops this line:{{page_break}}

"Electric cars are gay. I mean, not homosexual gay, but my-parents-are-chaperoning-the-dance gay."

The horror. That was enough for GLAAD to lose it and demand that Universal make the trailer with the dialog go bye-bye from theaters , which Universal did, and that the line be stricken altogether from the final film. According to GLAAD using the word "gay" is "an insult [which] contributes to a social environment in which gay people are ridiculed, discriminated against–or even worse.” I'm not into the whole discriminating scene, as I tend to think we are all equally f*cked up, but this is ridiculous. Somehow I can't fathom this one bit of dialog creating a wave of hatred. It's a joke in a comedy movie people. I'm assuming if it was a fat joke some obesity group will be doing the same thing because the perceived insult would contribute to the social environment in which fat people who stuff Doritos in their mouth are ridiculed and discriminated too.

The remarkable thing is this behavior of entitlement to have these movies nutured aren't just exclusive to whatever politically correct group that may spring up momentarily to be insulted. No sir folks, those of religious doniminations have to  get in on the action as well. As was evidenced in the Vatican Newspaper and radio station when L’Osservatore Romano slammed the just released movie Avatar for getting " bogged down by a spiritualism linked to the worship of nature" and resulting in the perceived movie's message of "Nature is no longer a creation to defend, but a divinity to worship." Here I thought the movie was bogged down by a lack of a coherent story and an overobundance of special effects. At least they didn't call for a boycott of the movie based on their perceptions of it  or the removal of the offending scenes that subliminally made us worship plants and make believe blue aliens. Then again, they may for the sequel.

Should we cut out whole scenes in movies now because some other group is offended by who knows what the next time? Are we going to get to the point where we'll have the artistic process in movies stifled before they even begin to shoot in fear of some backlash from God knows who next? When are these thin-skinned groups that come out the woodwork when they're offended by something trivial learn that the very actions they are doing ( these censorship crusades ) only net the opposite reaction they want? That being people wanting to see what all the fuss is about in these supposedly "controversial" movies.

Time for people to chill out. Hell, the only thing in my opinion that is reprehensible here and worthy of an outcry is why Vince Vaughn hasn't signed to do Dodgeball 2 yet.