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Brett Ratner To Step Down As Oscar Producer Over “Rehearsal’s for fags” Comment.

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Bret Ratner is going to “step down” (or be “pushed down” and have it be said he “stepped down” as this years Oscar producer:

Director Brett Ratner is planning to step down as Oscar producer, a source close to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tells The Hollywood Reporter. The source says a decision has been made and the Academy will make an announcement shortly.

Calls to the Academy were not returned.

All this is coming after Ratners half-hearted apology yesterday over offending audience members at a screening of his new movie “The Heist” when during a question and answer session when asked what rehearsals are like, Ratner declared “rehearsal’s for fags”.

Bye Bye Brett!

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