Oh Joseph! What an example of handling an emotionally stressful situation with such class!!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is NOT happy with some tactless, irresponsible reporting in GQ's August issue concerning his late brother Daniel, so he took to Facebook to voice his well-deserved concerns.
In the lad's mag, the reporter touched upon Joseph's brother's death, stating:
"…the elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010. 'It was an accident' is all Joe will say about that."
Obviously the word/style choice the reporter uses is a calculated way of scandalizing a horrible ordeal, and Dan points out in his Facebook rebuttal that:
"The allegations to which she must be referring were made by a handful of gossip websites. They are factually incorrect according to the coroner’s office and the police department. I don’t like publicly speaking about my brother’s death, but I’m making an exception to correct this irresponsible claim."
Super lame, GQ!
We insist you read Joseph's touching and insightful response to the GQ article in FULL below:
"BURNING dAN in GQ
First of all, I’d like to thank both of the Jims and everyone else at GQ for putting me on the cover of their magazine this month. That kind of exposure is a huge help to all the work I love to do, and I’m deeply appreciative.
I’m writing this because I have a problem with what their article says about my brother. I’ll be honest, it really made me feel terrible.
Here’s a quote:
‘…the elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010. “It was an accident” is all Joe will say about that.’
Using the word “alleged” technically allows the writer to say whatever she wants. The “allegations” to which she must be referring were made by a handful of gossip websites. They are factually incorrect according to the coroner’s office and the police department. I don’t like publicly speaking about my brother’s death, but I’m making an exception to correct this irresponsible claim.
By the way, while I asked the writer not to dwell on how he died, I did say quite a bit about how he lived, and how much he means to me. Dan was a brightly positive, genuinely caring, and brilliantly inspiring person, and I liked the idea of such a wide readership learning about him. My parents and I are disappointed with what the article chose to focus on regarding this sensitive subject.
[Image via Facebook.]
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