GQ Australia Apologizes For Taylor Lautner Gay Pass Question
GQ Australia has apologized for a recent Taylor Lautner interview in which the magazine asked whether two gay Hollywood figures had hit on the actor during a recent dinner.
In the original article, the interviewer asked Lautner if either Dustin Lance Black or Gus Van Sant had made a pass at him when they met at a restaurant last summer. “No, definitely not,” replied Lautner. “I think they know I’m straight. But they’re great guys. They’re a lot of fun.”
On his blog, Black took GQ to task for implying that he and Van Sant would prey on Lautner because of their sexuality, writing, “Above and beyond this clear attack on my character, I’m shocked that GQ would allow their writer to lean on the scurrilous, outdated stereotype that gay men are by nature sexual predators.”
Now, the magazine has issued an apology on its Facebook page. “We’ve seen some of the comments floating around regarding our recent interview with Taylor Lautner and apologise if anyone was offended by anything in the article,” reads the note. GQ continues, “It certainly wasn’t our intention to paint anyone in the story as a sexual predator. The point we were actually trying to push was that Taylor is irresistible to virtually everyone – regardless of sexuality or gender.”