Vince Vaughn has FINALLY rebroken his still legendary silence in regards to the continuing non-troversy over the “gay joke” in his absolutely horrendous looking new movie, The Dilemma. As you may recall, there is a really stupid joke about electric cars being gay in Vince Vaughn’s just abysmal looking absolutely abysmal movie, The Dilemma, directed by Ron Howard, which upset some gay rights activists, forcing Universal to recut the movie’s trailer (as if there is any way to recut that trailer to make that movie look like anything other than an absolute disaster). Eventually, Vince Vaughn, realizing that he could remain silent on the issue forever and no one would care NO LONGER, spoke up about the joke, insisting that he stood behind it. Whatever. The end, right? Nope! Because now Ron Howard has announced that he is keeping the joke in the movie–fair enough, it’s not going to change the fact that no one is going to see that movie because even Americans have some self-respect when it comes to their eyes–and so once again, notorious recluse Vince Vaughn has come out of his monastic hideaway to stand up for Terrible Joke Rights. From the Hollywood Reporter:

“I’m glad to hear it’s staying the movie,” the actor said on the Q100 Bert Radio Show Wednesday, referring to a scene in the film in which he says “electric cars… are gay.” After GLAAD objected, Universal pulled the line from a trailer, but director Ron Howard later defended the scene, explaining that Vaughn’s character “has a mouth that sometimes gets him into trouble…we never expected [the joke] to represent our intentions or the point of view of the movie or those of us who made it.”

Continued Vaughn on the radio, “It wasn’t a derogatory term…We clarified within the joke [that it was] not ‘homosexual-gay’ but, you know, your parents are chaperoning a dance.”

GOOD GOD, GIVE IT A REST ALREADY, VINCE VAUGHN! The problem with that joke is less that it’s potentially offensive to the homosexual community and more that it’s a TERRIBLE JOKE. Which makes sense because of how The Dilemma looks like a particularly TERRIBLE MOVIE. But also, please, Vince Vaughn, for the love of double-cheeseburgers, shut up! The worst part is when he insists that this lazy joke about electric cars being gay “ultimately, it brings us together, it makes us more comfortable.” Haha. WHAT? Relax. Relax and shut up! Shut up shut up shut up your puffy face! (P.S. I actually like you in movies, Vince Vaughn. But seriously, you shut it!)

Comments (71)
  1. Oh, ho. His mouth gets him in trouble! Know who else’s mouth gets them in trouble? The Klan. But we don’t make them comedy heroes.

  2. This reminds me of something. I am obsessed with my Prius, so I looked for a Prius group to join on facebook (embarrassing). When I looked, the only thing I could find was pages referring to Prius’s as gay. And I was like, WHY ARE THERE SO MANY SAME GROUPS. The answer: this is a reoccurring Jeff Dunham joke.

    So basically, this movie plagiarized Jeff Dunham. It is going to be the worst.

  3. “It wasn’t a derogatory term…We clarified within the joke [that it was] not ‘homosexual-gay’ but, you know, your parents are chaperoning a dance.” ……….my two dads both chaperoned my high school homecoming dance and it wasn’t gay at all….

  4. Gabe, are you and Vince fighting again? Maybe the two of you need to go to a Couples Retreat to work out your problems. Or else you could just stop being such electric cars.

    • Yes Gabe. What happened to your greatly inspired posts telling us to not be mad and just chill out? Yet, here you are, CAPS LOCKING all over the place. And about what exactly? Mel Gibson’s beaver! Vince Vaughn!
      Relax Gabe, relax.

  5. Now if only thekelburrows’ avatar of Vince Vaughn would weigh in, then everyone will have had their say.

  6. Not shutting up. Nope. Sorry

  7. what a fag.

  8. Maybe he said “guay”. That’s Spanish for “cool”. (No…he didn’t.)

  9. “Why are people being so gay about this?”

    -Vince Vaughn

  10. Obviously, he’s been losing sleep over this.

  11. I’m GLAAD we can put this fued to an end now.

  12. If his mouth gets him into this kind of trouble, I can’t imagine the trouble his chins gets him into.

  13. I think the thing that’s getting you into more trouble, Vince, is what you’re putting into your mouth. It’s funny because he looks like he gained a few pounds.

  14. My “fake” jokes are even funnier.

  15. We are all just working with very different definitions of the words “gay” and “joke” here.

  16. I love my electric car and my sister. Would I marry them? That’s weird! Marriage was meant to be between a man and diesel truck. It’s in the bible.

  17. “It wasn’t a derogatory term…We clarified within the joke [that it was] not ‘homosexual-gay’ but, you know, your parents are chaperoning a dance.”

    Well gee, thanks for clearing up a misunderstanding that didn’t exist at all. Like are the offended parties suddenly going to go oh! He didn’t mean homosexual-gay he just meant gay as in kind of shitty. Totally okay then. Carry on Mr. Vaughn.

  18. Vince Vaughn is like a fine wine. Only assholes like him.

  19. I may disagree with your terrible jokes, Vince Vaughn, but I will defend to the death my right to not see them.

    Because seriously, folks, I would rather set $10.00 on fire than pay to see this movie.

  20. What’s funny is that the name ‘Vince Vaughn’ is SO a gay porn name. Also, I’d rather he make a million offensive gay jokes, than make one movie.

  21. I’m glad he said that because it confirms the exact opposite of what Ron Howard was arguing — that it was “his character” that fails to see what’s offensive about the term. Nope. Vince Vaughn fails to see what’s offensive about the term. But we knew that already.

  22. “Gay jokes… are Vince Vaughn.”

    “It wasn’t a derogatory term…We clarified within the joke [that it was] not ‘homophobic-Vince Vaughn’ but, you know, your favorite movie is ‘Couples Retreat.’”

  23. Screenplayer: “Ok, we’ve narrowed it down to two. Let’s see here. We have ‘electric cars are retarded’ and ”electric cars are gay.’”

    Vince: “Well I think as long as we clarify that the electric cars are not ‘homosexual gay’ and not ‘developmentally challenged retarded’ then they’re pretty much interchangeable.”

    Screenplayer: “So which one do you want to say?”

    Vince: “Let’s go with ‘gay.’ That way it’ll be like how your parents chaperoning your prom is gay.”

    Screenplayer: “That sounds more lame than gay though.”

    Vince: “No, that’s GAY. Now write it up.”

  24. Gabe I wouldn’t go and say “it’s not going to change the fact that no one is going to see that movie because even Americans have some self-respect when it comes to their eyes.” Obviously you’re forgetting that YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL-TIME Couples Retreat opened at number 1 in the box office with 35 million dollars. This movie will more than likely top that because it has Paul Blart in it too and America does not have any self-respect when it comes to its eyes, ears or mouth.

  25. Electric cars are gay. Not homosexual-gay, but, you know, your boyfriend takes you to a Vince Vaughn movie.

  26. Remember when Vince Vaughn all saw Isla Fisher’s boobs I was all “YEAH BRO, DO MORE OF THAT IN MOVIES”

  27. Saw this after walking out of Black Swan and didn’t want to be grossed out more. However, there were lots of things in this movie more offensive and gross than the ‘electric cars are gay joke’.

    Queen Latifah talking about getting ‘ladywood’ while pantomining a two foot long penis
    Winona Ryder’s raspy nasty “voice” (what happened???)
    Watching the King of Queens go into an asian massage parlor to get whacked off
    Vince Vaughn and King of Queens hitting eachother in the balls

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