Posted Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at 2:54 PM
Brett Ratner is trending after he uttered a homophobic slur during a Q-and-A for Tower Heist and lost his chance to direct the 2012 Oscars.
The 42-year-old director, best known for his Rush Hour movies, answered a question about how he handled rehearsal. Ratner replied, "Rehearsal's for fags!”
Ratner also recently gave a misogynist-flavored interview on Howard Stern’s radio show, including details on sleeping with Lindsay Lohan.
Ratner has decided to step down from the Academy Awards show, offering a lengthy apology to the LGBT community.
It’s unclear whether Eddie Murphy, who was Ratner's handpicked choice to host the Oscars, will stick with the program.