Glenn Close Angered by Her Inclusion in Controversial Video

Jan 6, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Caught up in the scandal about profanity- and slur-laden videos shown on the Navy’s USS Enterprise is three-time Emmy-winning actress Glenn Close, who is shown in one of the videos, reports EW.com.

The clip of Close came from a 2006 tour she made of the warship, and was used in a video that contained anti-gay slurs and jokes with homophobic overtones, the story notes.

Close released a statement saying, "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."

Close has been a proponent of gay rights and equal treatment, including in the military, and in 1995 starred in the TV movie "Serving in Silence," about a gay National Guard colonel who fought her discharge after coming out, the article adds.

 

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