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Ron Howard opted to keep the scene in the final cut of the film, and Ryder is glad the director refused to bow to the group's pressure as she can't understand the fuss surrounding the line.
She tells Britain's Total Film magazine, "It's just crazy because I'm very sensitive to that issue and if I thought something was offensive I wouldn't want to be part of it.
"Plus all my gay friends use that word all the time so (protesters will) have to go and give them a hard time too."
The line has, however, been pulled from the movie's trailer following complaints.