Gay Glee star Jane Lynch has thrown her support behind embattled moviemaker Brett Ratner after he stepped down as the producer of the Oscars last week (ends11Nov11) following a homophobic slur scandal.
Ratner's resignation came four days after he told movie fans that "Rehearsal's for fags" at a question-and-answer session to promote his new movie Tower Heist.
The remark led to a weekend of outrage among gay rights groups and, after apologising for his slip-up, the outspoken director decided to walk away from his first Academy Awards.
Host and pal Eddie Murphy stepped down a day later.
Now Lynch has spoken out about the drama, admitting she feels "bad" for Ratner.
She tells Eonline.com, "I wasn't offended. I'm OK. I think humour is such a personal thing and you put a microphone in somebody's face, they're going to say something that offends somebody."