Glenn Close 'distraught' over cameo in raunchy Navy video

Navy Capt. Owen Honors lost his his command of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise over raunchy joke videos he made to entertain the crew in 2006 and 2007 (when he was an executive officer). Now he has made an enemy of Glenn Close. The actress has expressed outrage over an unauthorized cameo she makes in one of the videos, which surfaced last week and cost Honors his job.

A clip of Close from her 2006 tour of the warship features at the end of the video in question, which contains coarse language, anti-gay slurs, and jokes with homophobic overtones (in one sketch, Honors is seen in a bathing cap, trying to find an unoccupied shower, and discovering many same-sex shipmates lathering each other up).

In a statement, Close said: “I am distraught that my image has been used to perpetuate something that I abhor. The cynical, unauthorized use of my image in this video is deeply offensive and insulting, and was the result of a seemingly innocent request made during a visit to an aircraft carrier over four years ago.”

She has been an outspoken proponent of gay rights and equal treatment, particularly in the military. In 1995, she starred in the TV movie Serving in Silence, about a National Guard colonel who fought her discharge after coming out as a lesbian.


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  • biden


    • Other Mel



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  • Lou Tenant

    …that was the day freedom of speech in America fell into a deep slee…

  • dabney

    please, the old bag should send him a thank you note for some free publicity. He was “cutting up” and having some fun as they used to call it…..and there were gays in the military then too…they were just not as sensitive as EVERYONE seems to be nowadays.

  • Xander

    @dabney. She’s a great actress, not an old bag. She’s on a critically acclaimed hit show, so she doesn’t need publicity. And she didn’t deserve to have her image put into something with which she disagreed. Wrong is wrong and it wasn’t fair to her or to her beliefs. Waiting for your sarcastic reply …

  • Tracy

    @dabney… you’re right. everybody’s a wuss now. you can’t say “please pass the sugar” without some idiot getting offended… @Xander – please fall off the nearest cliff

    • Xander

      @Tracy. Okay. Good logic, brain dead. @james. Right on, bro.

  • james

    @Tracy and @Dabney The idiot in this contex is you, if the captaint use the N word This discussion will never exist. Glenn CLose does not need publicity, She is famous already. How many kid need to commit suicide from bullying becaus they gay ? Open your eyes idiot.

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