Oscars producer resigns amid gay slur controversy

LOS ANGELES

Ratner had been under fire for a gay slur he made during a recent interview.

Academy President Tom Sherak said by resigning, Ratner did the right thing for the Academy and for himself.

"Words have meaning, and they have consequences. Brett is a good person, but his comments were unacceptable," Sherak said in a statement. "We all hope this will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the harm that is caused by reckless and insensitive remarks, regardless of the intent."

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