Oh, Brett Ratner. After doing his damndest to offend humanity and culture in general by making some of the most offensively bland films without the slightest semblance of a unique directorial style (Rush Hour parts 1-3, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Family Man, After the Sunset, Tower Heist), the hobbit-like director has decided to start offending very specific groups in particular.
Following a screening of Tower Heist in Los Angeles, Ratner told the audience that he doesn’t believe in rehearsing his cast or scenes before a shoot (which isn’t much of a shocker, having seen his films), that, quote, “rehearsing is for fags.” Aw, how charming.
As it turns out, Ratner prefers the more heterosexual method of just filming without practice or rehearsal, which has produced such cinematic gems as Rush Hour 3. It should also make for a very interesting Oscars telecast next year, as Ratner is directing those—assuming he plans on keeping the broadcast totally heterosexual, it will be a wild and unrehearsed three-hour schmoozefest.
Since making the statement, Ratner has spoken to The Wrap:
“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.”
What’s more offensive—that Ratner insulted the homosexual community, or that he tried to claim that he’s an actual storyteller?
What do you think of the Ratner comment?
Source: The AV Club