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Update: Director Brett Ratner apologizes for telling an audience that 'Rehearsing is for fags'

Miami Beach-born director Brett Ratner has apologized for telling an audience at a film screening, "Rehearsing is for fags."

"It was a dumb way of expressing myself," Ratner, 42, said in a statement, according to Associated Press. "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."

Earlier Monday, GLAAD sought an apology from Ratner, who'll be producing next year's Academy Awards show.

Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said Monday that Ratner's remarks were "inappropriate" but the academy isn't planning to remove him from his Oscar-producing position.

"The bottom line is, this won't and can't happen again. It will not happen again," Sherak told AP. "The apology he gave I truly believe comes from his heart. ... This is about integrity and honoring the Academy Awards, but we all make mistakes and I believe he didn't mean it."

Click here to read the original GLAAD blog post.


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Watching his movies, it makes sense that he does not rehearse.

Brett Ratner KNOWS better that he has to play nicely with GAY oopps I mean Liberal Hollywood.

god. who cares?

What do you call it when a tiny minority group can silence and intimidate and potentially ruin a person's career after speaking a poorly chosen word? FASCISM. "When fascism comes to America it will be carrying a pink swastika wrapped in a rainbow flag." Larry Upton Lewis Sinclaire AND IT HAS COME TO AMERICA.

Hooray, I'm Gay!!! It's my life accomplishment!! Look out if you deny me a job...I'll sue!! Don't say bad things about me... I'll have you arrested... I'm better than you!! I am a free, spirit!! I'm GAY!!! Yea!!!!

Boo freakin hoo. You people act like you're the only ones who are wronged in the world. STFU would you? I call you people the Gay Gestapo for tactics like this, as do millions of others. We're fuckkkking sick of it.

If the rest of us can be criticized and insulted, so can gays. This is a bunch of b.s. letting these freaks push everyone else around.

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