Monday, November 7th, 2011

Brett Ratner Under The Impression That He's A Storyteller

“I apologize for any offense my remarks caused. 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.”
—Director Brett Ratner is sorry he said that "rehearsal's for fags."

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Art Yucko (#1,321)

Think about your language, choices, etc.

Aloysius (#1,808)

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since: "Rehearsal's for fags." He didn't say any more, but we've always been unusually communicative in a reserved way, and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that.

Jared (#1,227)

God, I hope I never in my life have to say "Everyone who knows me knows that I don’t have a prejudiced bone in my body." Does anyone ever believe that one?

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@Jared The friend of every homophobe is also an accomplished anatomist.

@Jared Terry Richardson used a similar line when accused to molesting his models. But was more along the lines of, everyone knows I’m a total perv so they should have known what they were in for.

freetzy (#7,018)

@kitten_witawip That's exactly what's written (instead of washing instructions) on the labels of American Apparel shirts.

Jesse Hicks@twitter (#173,832)

Pretty much any time you have to say, "Everyone who knows me knows I'm not a racist/homophobe/xenophobe/kitten-hater," you've already lost.

deepomega (#1,720)

Depends what you're rehearsing, doesn't it? Like, rehearsing shirtless bench pressing is… ok, wait, no. Um. Rehearsing dressing as a cowboy and riding a… nope, still faggy. This is tough!

@deepomega Gay porn might be excused but I am not the one to ask about that.

BadUncle (#153)

Of course he's a story-teller. Who among us can honestly say RUSH HOUR 2 isn't a contemporary Gilgamesh? But then, Enkidu was a fag.

Bryan Keller (#3,804)

I so went to NYU undergrad film with this guy. He, um, succeeded in film..

TennisCourtOaf (#4,871)

"Ratner’s gaffe could be damaging since he is the producer of this year’s Oscar telecast."

Oh. Well then.

mrschem (#1,757)

@TennisCourtOaf oh, well, I am definitely tuning in for that.

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