Hollywood Promises To Talk About It!
TalkAboutIt.org Founder Greg Grunberg Calls Off Boycott
LOS ANGELES, September 3, 2011 -- Brett Ratner, director of the upcoming film ‘Tower Heist,’ apologized to the epilepsy community after concerns were raised about offensive jokes in the film's trailer. “I am so sorry you are offended ... I sincerely feel bad,” Ratner wrote to TalkAboutIt.org founder Greg Grunberg.
Ratner has asked Universal Studios to change the movie’s marketing campaign by removing the offensive jokes from planned television spots.
Grunberg thanked Ratner for the apology, saying kids with epilepsy have a hard enough time in high school without other kids quoting famous actors making fun of their disorder.
Earlier this week, Grunberg asked for a boycott of the movie. Grunberg said the Universal movie includes some of his favorite actors. He hoped Universal would consider an apology. “Just for them to reach out to the epilepsy community and say, ‘We mean no personal harm to anybody,’ which of course they don’t. They probably just don’t even realize the people they are offending and how this could possibly offend people.”
Today, Grunberg tweeted the following: “THANKS @BrettRatner for ur SINCERE APOLOGY to the Epilepsy Community! I'm lifting my personal boycott of ur hilarious film #TowerHeist RT”
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