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Anderson Cooper vs. Vince Vaughn

Anderson Cooper vs. Vince Vaughn


Anderson Cooper is criticizing use of the phrase "That's so gay" by a character played by Vince Vaughn in the new film The Dilemma.

13 WHAM reports that Cooper, who has devoted substantial coverage to recent LGBT youth suicides on CNN's AC360, said that he was "shocked" to hear the phrase in a trailer for the comedy about a man who discovers that his best friend's wife is having an affair. The journalist said that more attention should be focused on language because it affects how children perceive their self-worth.

Cooper said this week to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, "I was sitting in a movie theater over the weekend and there was a preview of (Vaughn's new) movie, and in it, the actor said, 'That's so gay,' and I was shocked that not only that they put it in the movie, but that they thought that it was OK to put that in a preview for the movie to get people to go and see it.

"I just find those words, those terms --we've got to do something to make those words unacceptable because those words are hurting kids," he said, according to 13 WHAM.

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