Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Glenn Close Reacts to Navy Video: Don't Mention My Name (or image) Without Permission

If you haven't heard about the kerfuffle going on right now with the Navy video, take a minute to check it out here.

I'm not weighing in with an opinion yet. I honestly don't feel as if I have enough information to blast Capt. Honors, and certainly not enough to support him.

But I do commend Glenn Close for speaking up the way she did. And I can weigh in on this aspect. For them to use her image without her permission gives her every right in the world to denounce the video. They could have created this video without her, and it still would have had the same impact it's getting right now.

If someone were to use my name or image in something this controversial without my permission, I would react exactly the same way. The Internet seems to have given people certain unwarranted liberties when it comes to mentioning names and bringing people into situations they don't want to be in, without asking for permission first. And I'm not sure if this is just stupidity or arrogance. But it sux either way.

3 comments:

Erin said...

Poo Glenn. She generously agreed to appear in what was presented to her as a light-hearted video meant to entertain the sailors. Unfortunately, Honors did not bother to tell her that her brief appearance would be inserted into a production filled with extremely childish jokes in which "fagboys" are mocked, women (female sailors beneath Honor's command!) caress one another in a shower, etc.

Glenn Close is not someone who condones homophobia or sexism against women. She thought she was doing something nice for the young people putting their lives on the line for our country -- not perpetuating an attitude that makes people who aren't heterosexual males feel isolated and disrespected. Honors is an arrogant, deceitful scumbag for involving her in this embarrassing controversy.

Erin said...

Opps. I meant to say, "Poor Glenn" -- not "Poo Glenn." Lol.

ryan field said...

I agree. He should have had the decency to leave her good name and image out of it.

I've always respected her, as an actor and a human being. I'm glad she spoke up about this.