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Brett Ratner to Direct GLAAD Campaign

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 03:  Producer Brian Grazer and director Brett Ratner arrive at the 'J. Edgar' opening night gala during AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 3, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

As the Oscar telecast quickly approaches, what of Brett Ratner, whose plans to produce the show were scuttled back in November when Ratner made a series of unfortunate public comments, including a gay slur? Well, Ratner is following through on his promise to make up for the incident: GLAAD announced today that Ratner will produce and direct a new video campaign starring actors, celebrities, athletes, and politicians who "come out of the closet" in the support of gay equality. Land Eddie Murphy for this, Brett, and you'll really be forgiven.

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/2011 Getty Images