Quoted: Brett Ratner on his anti-gay slur

“Homophobe. Bigot. Gay-basher. Ignorant frat boy.”

Honoree Brett Ratner attends the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis on Saturday March 16, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Honoree Brett Ratner attends the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis on Saturday March 16, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

– Brett Ratner on the insults he received after making an anti-gay slur in 2011. The Hollywood producer accepted an Ally award at Saturday’s GLAAD awards for his work on behalf of the gay community since the incident, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Said Ratner: “I learned a valuable lesson: A word can matter, whether it’s said with malice or a joke.”

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Roxanne Roberts is a feature writer for the Style section.
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