The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) wants Universal Pictures to edit out a gay joke from the upcoming film The Dilemma starring Vince Vaughn.

Last week, after CNN host Anderson Cooper criticized the film's trailer during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the studio responded by altering the online version of the trailer.

The new trailer no longer includes Vaughn's character in a boardroom saying, “Electric cars are gay. I mean not 'homosexual' gay, but 'my parents are chaperoning the dance' gay.”

GLAAD issued a Call to Action on Monday demanding the removal of the scene from the final movie, set for release in January.

“If Universal insists on keeping the homophobic material in the final movie they are helping to fuel a climate that endorses and promotes anti-gay attitudes,” GLAAD's online petition reads.

The group also wants studio executives to pull the plug on the film's theatrical trailer, which has not been altered.

“When 'gay' is used as a pejorative in such a public way for millions to see and laugh with, it legitimizes and propels the many taunts that gay people endure,” Jarrett Barrios, president of GLAAD, said in a statement. “Amidst a rash of bullying related suicides and anti-gay hate crimes, we need to tell Universal and America that our community is tired of being used as a punch line.”