Hot on the heels of my article revealing liberals not living up to their own standards comes another report which finds liberals taking heat from liberals. The controversy stems from Oscar-winning director Ron Howard's new comedy film "The Dilemma."
That slight moment comes from actor Vince Vaughn, whose character calls electric cars "gay" during a meeting in the movie.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, electric cars are gay," Vaughn's character Ronnie Valentine says. "I mean, not ?homosexual' gay, but ?my parents are chaperoning the dance gay."
From that remark comes the politically correct firestorm:
That, however, does not go far enough for GLAAD ( the Gay and Lesbian Aliance Against Defemation) President Jarret Barrios.
"At a time when so many in our country are speaking out against the bullying of gay youth, Universal was right to acknowledge the offensive nature of this ?joke' when it removed it from trailers," he said in a statement reported by the New York Daily News.
"Hopefully in the future, Universal and Ron Howard will recognize the power of their words and use their films to bring people together rather than drive us apart."
In response, both Howard and Vaughn defend the remark:
Vaughn has defended the joke: "Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together."
"If storytellers, comedians, actors and artists are strong armed into making creative changes, it will endanger comedy as both entertainment and a provoker of thought," Howard, who says he owns electric cars, added.
Which is it, then? Comedy that "brings us together" or "drive[s] us apart?" Whichever it may be, we can be certain that the left intends to pursue political correctness until it invades our daily lives and restricts our individual ability to engage in the free expression of restricted thought.
"I believe in sensitivity but not censorship," Howard responded on Friday.
Sorry, Howard, but the way affairs are proceeding, your own kind intend to require submission to politically correct approval panels before scripts can be published and performed.
Quite "The Dilemma" indeed.