Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Brett Ratner Resigns As Oscar Producer
Looks like Brett Ratner's thoughtless remark that rehersing was for "fags" finally caught up with him. Despite a public letter apology, he resigned as producer today. The Academy had this to say:
“He did the right thing for the Academy and for himself,” Sherak said. “Words have meaning, and they have consequences. Brett is a good person, but his comments were unacceptable. We all hope this will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the harm that is caused by reckless and insensitive remarks, regardless of the intent.”
No word yet on whether or not this incident will hurt his current film "Tower Heist," or whether or not Eddie Murphy will still be interested in hosting with him. I wish him luck in the future, but he really needs to be careful of what he says from this day on.