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Anderson Cooper Slams "Gay" Line in Vince Vaughn's New Movie

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Oct. 8 2010, Published 2:00 p.m. ET

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Anderson Cooper appeared on Ellen this week to discuss bullying and he singled out Vince Vaughn's new movie for using a gay slur.

In trailer for Vince's movie, The Dilemma, the actor's character says the line, "electric cars are gay", using the word "gay" to mean something bad.

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"I was sitting in a movie theater over the weekend and there was a preview of a movie," Anderson told Ellen DeGeneres without naming Vince or the movie.

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"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 put that in the preview, they thought that it was okay to put that in a preview for the movie to get people to go and see it," the CNN anchor said, reports The Huffington Post.

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"I just find those words, those terms, we've got to do something to make those words unacceptable cause those words are hurting kids. Someone else I talked to recently said that the words people use and the things people say about other kids online, it enters into their internal dialogue.

"And when you're a kid, it can change the way you see yourself and the way you think about yourself, and the worth that you give to yourself. I think we need to really focus on what language we're using and how we're treating these kids," he said.

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