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Why Is This Gay Rights Activist Throwing Shade At Zach Galifianakis?

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 12.06.30 PMIn a surprising twist of events, New Jersey gay rights activist Steven Goldstein has proven that LGBT leaders can, in fact, have a sense of humor. And no, it has nothing to do with these photos Zach posed for in a women’s one-piece for Vanity Fair. But we couldn’t resist.

Goldstein, who founded Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s biggest gay rights organization, is about to be immortalized on the big screen in the upcoming film Freeheld. The movie, which will star Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, is based on the Oscar-winning documentary conveniently titled Freeheld, and follows the story of dying police officer Laurel Hester and her fight to be able to pass her pension on to her domestic partner.

Not so funny.

But what does have us chuckling today is Goldstein’s reaction to the news that Steve Carell has replaced Zach Galifianakis to play him due to scheduling conflicts on Zach’s part.

He told The Auditor:

“I didn’t think it would be so easy to lose so much weight overnight. If somebody told me that losing all that weight would be as easy as switching Zach Galifianakis with Steve Carell, why bother with my fitness regimen?”

For his part, Goldstein has definitely stuck to his fitness regimen — the activist and soon-to-be film character has lost an impressive 100 pounds in recent years.

We think that entitles him to throw a little shade here and there.

On:           Aug 28, 2014
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  • 1 Comment
    • Kieru

      The mentality of “I lost weight so I can ridicule those that are overweight” is one of the worst to have. If anything, Goldstein should understand the difficulty of beginning a weight-loss regimen and be more sympathetic to Zach Galifianakis’s own weight loss.

      Which by the by – has been rather transformative. He was wearing a prosthetic belly during The Hangover Pt. 3 because of his massive weight loss.

      All this does is make Goldstein out to be a massive douche.

      Aug 31, 2014 at 10:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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