Movie director who made anti-gay remark apologizes, won't produce Oscars show

Director Brett Ratner resigned from producing the Academy Awards this year after making an anti-gay remark.

Story highlights

  • Brett Ratner has resigned as producer of the 84th annual Academy Awards show
  • In a statement Tuesday, Ratner says he apologizes "publicly and unreservedly"
  • Ratner made a demeaning remark during a Q&A session about his movie "Tower Heist"
  • "Rehearsing is for f*gs," New York Magazine's Vulture Blog quoted Ratner as saying