Everyone's so PC now....it drives me crazy.
Tower Heist director Brett Ratner has recently resigned from co-producing next year's 84th annual Oscar Awards. His resignation came after apologizing for using "an offensive term to describe homosexuals".
Ratner, 42, used the gay slur during a question-and-answer session at Hollywood's Arclight cinema on Friday, and again on Howard Stern's program.
In his apology, Ratner said that it was "a dumb way of expressing myself".
I'm not saying it's right but resigning, was it truly necessary? Guess so.
"He did the right thing for the Academy and for himself," Academy President Tom Sherak said in a statement, regarding Ratner's resignation. "Words have meaning, and they have consequences. Brett is a good person, but his comments were unacceptable. We all hope this will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the harm that is caused by reckless and insensitive remarks, regardless of the intent."
Even after giving up his job and apologizing Ratner is still coming under fire. The Academy is as well, mostly because they didn't fire him on the spot.
Rumors are that the Academy is now scared of losing host Eddie Murphy since he was recruited for the spot by Ratner. Guess we'll have to wait and see if Murphy quits on them, although I doubt he will. He really hasn't had much work lately so...