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Hollywood Heavyweight Brett Ratner Apologizes For Gay Slur

Posted on Mon Nov 7, 2011 03:45 PM PDT

BrettRatnerApologizesGaySlur230.jpgBrett Ratner has apologized for using a gay slur over the weekend, but GLAAD says an apology is not enough.

First, the Tower Heist director, who has been out promoting his flick (the movie opened last weekend to mediocre numbers), told G4's Attack of the Show that he "banged" actress Olivia Munn.

Then, in a Q & A session following a Tower Heist screening, he was asked about rehearsing with the actors. His response? "Rehearsing is for f***."

Ratner might know comedy -- he also directed Rush Hour and produced Horrible Bosses -- but his comment was not laughed at.

GLAAD quickly condemned the statement via Twitter on Monday, calling it "unacceptable." The director quickly felt backlash, especially because he is scheduled to produce this year's Academy Awards. Many called for him to be fired.

Ratner said in a statement to The Wrap on Monday:

    "It was a dumb way of expressing myself. Everyone who knows me knows that I don't have a prejudiced bone in my body. But as a storyteller I should have been much more thoughtful about the power of language and my choice of words."

GLAAD says Ratner's apology is "a start," but demands more.

What do you think of Ratner's comment?



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