Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Leave "Lloyd" Alone

Is this really happening in Hollywood. I thought we ran L. A. Anywho, here's the drama:

"Entourage" creator Doug Ellin has vowed to put an end to homophobic and racial slurs made behind the scenes of the hit TV show after actor Rex Lee complained about bullying on set.

The gay Asian star, who plays Lloyd on the program, admitted he was "occasionally" targeted by crewmembers for his lifestyle. Lee told TMZ.com he had been subjected to "insensitive gay jokes", but added, "I try not to let it bother me."

Ellin is "shocked and horrified" to learn of Lee's claims, and has promised to take charge of the matter when filming on the seventh season begins next year.

I knew the show was Uber Hetero, but seriously. This is mess.

Stay strong, Rex!


Mechadude2001 said...

That's shocking, and terrible. I think the show, and the attitudes that the character Ari portray, probably enables that atmosphere. Master of the Obvious that I am.

Paul Benjamin said...

Being on a show with a bunch of 'egotistical jerk' characters probably does somewhat carry over into real life.

what a shame!

Junior said...

Also, Marky Mark is the producer of that show and I wouldn't be terribly surprised at who he and his producing partners have hired to work on the show. Still, Rex shouldn't roll with it. Clip 'em at the knees!

kayman said...

I'm not surprised. The egotistical and borderline misgynistic vibe the show gives so homophobia doesn't even spark anything to me. The show seems so stupid to me.

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