Oscars 2011 - Produzent Brett Ratner tritt zurück!
Regisseur Brett Ratner (Aushilfsgangster, Roter Drache) steigt als Produzent der 84. Academy Awards aus, nachdem er im Verlauf des Wochenendes mit kontroversen Aussagen, wie rehearsal is for fags. um sich warf.

Es folgt das offizielle Statement aus dem Acadamy-Studio:

"Heute Morgen verkündete Brett Ratner seinen Rücktritt, vom Posten des Produzenten der 84. Annual Academy Awards, dem Academy-Präsidenten Tom Sherak. Demnach überreichte er der Presse einen Brief, in dem er seinen Rücktritt erklärte.

"Er tat das Richtige für die Veranstaltung und für sich selbst.", sagte Sherak. "Wörter tragen eine Bedeutung und sind mit Konsequenzen verbunden. Brett ist eine gute Person, jedoch waren seine Aussagen unakzeptabel. Wir hoffen alle, dass dies ein Gelegenheit ist um die Aufmerksamkeit auf den Schaden zu richten, der durch rücksichtslose und taktlose Bemerkungen erzeugt wurde, ganz egal wie diese gemeint waren."

Im Brief entschudligt sich Ratner bei allen Personen, die er durch seine dummen und schädigenden Aussagen verletzt hat. Darüber hinaus meint er, seine momentan schlechte Situation nicht mit der von unzähligen Homosexuellen vergleichen zu können, die von zahllosen Menschen zur Zielscheibe geworden sind und Beleidigungen jeglicher Art ausgesetzt sind. Weiters bereut er seine Aussagen sehr.

Ratners Nachfolger wurde noch nicht gefunden. Die 84. Oscar-Verleihung findet am 26. Februar 2012 statt.

Hier der vollständige Rücktrittsbrief von Ratner:

"Dear Colleagues,

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. To them, and to everyone I've hurt and offended, I'd like to apologize publicly and unreservedly.

As difficult as the last few days have been for me, they cannot compare to the experience of any young man or woman who has been the target of offensive slurs or derogatory comments. And they pale in comparison to what any gay, lesbian, or transgender individual must deal with as they confront the many inequalities that continue to plague our world.

So many artists and craftspeople in our business are members of the LGBT community, and it pains me deeply that I may have hurt them. I should have known this all along, but at least I know it now: words do matter. Having love in your heart doesn't count for much if what comes out of your mouth is ugly and bigoted. With this in mind, and to all those who understandably feel that apologies are not enough, please know that I will be taking real action over the coming weeks and months in an effort to do everything I can both professionally and personally to help stamp out the kind of thoughtless bigotry I've so foolishly perpetuated.

As a first step, I called Tom Sherak this morning and resigned as a producer of the 84th Annual Academy Awards telecast. Being asked to help put on the Oscar show was the proudest moment of my career. But as painful as this may be for me, it would be worse if my association with the show were to be a distraction from the Academy and the high ideals it represents.

I am grateful to GLAAD for engaging me in a dialogue about what we can do together to increase awareness of the important and troubling issues this episode has raised and I look forward to working with them. I am incredibly lucky to have a career in this business that I love with all of my heart and to be able to work alongside so many of my heroes. I deeply regret my actions and I am determined to learn from this experience.


Brett Ratner"

Quelle: Movieweb
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