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Adam Sandler a future gay rights activist?

Bryan Ochalla | October 01, 2007

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While in Mexico City promoting I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Adam Sandler let it be known he�d be happy to work alongside gay rights groups.

�If I can help anybody in any way, I certainly would," he told reporters at a news conference, according to the Associated Press.

The movie, about a pair of New York firefighters who pretend to be gay to obtain pension benefits, received a tepid response when it was released in the U.S. earlier this year, bringing in just $35 million over its opening weekend.

Poor reviews and claims of homophobia probably had a lot to do with the film�s relatively weak debut – not that Sandler is bothered by such things.

�That�s a common thing with my movies,� he told the Western Mail while promoting the film in Wales.

Sandler says he and the film�s producers didn�t set out to make a movie that would be considered homophobic.

�We wanted to be sure that the gay community would be happy with this movie, that was our intention, and it�s a good message – it shows how ignorant some people can be,� he told the Western Mail.

�I�m sure it�ll make a difference in some people�s lives,� Sandler added. �OK, I don�t think there will be gay people talking about this movie 50 years from now and going, �And then Chuck and Larry came out, and it all changed� but I think it�s meant to do the right thing.� – Gay Link Content

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