has apologized for a controversial question Taylor Lautner was asked, saying it wasn't meant to be offensive and the magazine was merely suggesting that Lautner is irresistible to virtually everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality.
During a recent cover interview a journalist for the popular men's magazine asked the teen heartthrob if either director Gus Van Sant or writer Dustin Lance Black had made a pass at him while the three had dinner recently in Los Angeles. Black eventually took to his personal blog to decry what he felt was an unprofessional and immature question. After much public outrage, the editor of GQ Australia
has posted a rebuttal on the publication's Facebook page
"We've seen some of the comments floating around regarding our recent interview with Taylor Lautner and apologize if anyone was offended by anything in the article. 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. Hence the film crew cheering at his shirtless scenes while shooting Twilight
, and Mark Wahlberg deeming him better looking than Leonardo Di Caprio.
Taylor is an extraordinary young gentleman, and we can't wait to see him achieve even greater success in the future. That's why he's on our cover -- because GQ Australia
prides itself on offering readers the best possible advice and insights that help you be modern, successful gentlemen. Whether you're into fashion, food, fitness, pop culture, politics, travel, technology or cars GQ Australia
strives to provide you with top-quality editorial content that allows you to make your own discerning choices."
The Facebook note is signed by Nick and is presumed to have been written by Nick Smith, the magazine's editor.