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By 02.15.12

Brett Ratner said a lot of things in the lead up to Tower Heist, like that he didn’t know Olivia Munn was Asian, that he “banged her a few times and forgot her,” and most importantly, that he never beat off in front of her while eating shrimp. But the thing that really stuck in peoples’ craw was when he said “rehearsal is for f*gs” at a Tower Heist rehearsal. He ended up resigning as Oscars producer, Eddie Murphy went with him, and now we’ve got Billy Crystal playing Charlie Back-Up Plan.

Well now it’s time to put all that f*g talk in our rear view, and the first stop on the Brett Ratner Redemption Tour is GLAAD, the group that speaks for all gay people, all of the time. Ratner will be directing a series of pro-tolerance videos starring prominent celebrities, though knowing Ratner, I bet they’ll be more like amateur-tolerance videos.

The Tower Heist director met with the organization this weekend in a sitdown that also brought in producer Brian Grazer and directors Adam Shankman and Bryan Singer, GLAAD said Wednesday. (We’ve posted an exclusive photo from the meeting.)

“Working together with GLAAD has been a very positive and enlightening experience for me, and I could not be more pleased to be developing this crucial campaign to help educate people that we all share the same humanity,” Ratner said.

“For instance, I like to masturbate while eating shrimp in front of Asian chicks, but this week I’ve met a number of bros who like to do it in front of androgynous Filipino boys, or hairy Armenians. The important thing to remember is that we’re all one family. When you arouse us, do we not pleasure ourselves with seafood? At the end of the day, that’s what makes us human.”

“Over the last few days, I’ve gotten a well-deserved earful from many of the people I admire most in this industry expressing their outrage and disappointment over the hurtful and stupid things I said in a number of recent media appearances,” he said at the time. “To them, and to everyone I’ve hurt and offended, I’d like to apologize publicly and unreservedly.”

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all this, it’s that getting yelled at is for f*gs.”

His campaign for GLAAD will feature the famous folks involved sharing personal stories about why and how they support the LGBT community, urging Americans to follow suit. [via TheHollywoodReporter]

“I used to be like most Americans, just blissfully unaware, jacking off to shrimp and banging chicks, not even remembering their names or whether they were Asian or not. But then the director of Hairspray showed up and told me I wasn’t cool. Finally I understood the unfair prejudice they face. It’s a feeling I hope to share with all Americans. Also, Grazer says if I call him ‘B-Graze’ one more time he’s going to have me killed.”


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