Magazine Apologizes for Asking Taylor Lautner a Stupid Question

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Taylor Lautner enter caption here at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on September 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Photo: Jeff Kravitz/2011 Jeff Kravitz

GQ Australia has issued an apology in response to an outcry over a portion of their recently published Taylor Lautner profile. In the piece, Lautner discusses a recent dinner with director Gus Van Sant and Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, both of whom are gay. Apparently, the interviewer just couldn't help but ask if one of the men made a pass at the actor during the meeting. "No, definitely not. I think they know I'm straight," said Lautner, who then redirected the conversation to something with actual news potential: "It's not a coincidence that there was a writer, a director, and an actor at dinner." Black took a more aggressive approach to the question on his blog, writing, "I'm shocked that GQ would allow their writer to lean on the scurrilous, outdated stereotype that gay men are by nature sexual predators." The magazine offered an explanation on its Facebook page, which read, in part, "The point we were actually trying to push was that Taylor is irresistible to virtually everyone — regardless of sexuality or gender." [THR]