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GQ Stand Firm Behind Joseph Gordon-Levitt Article!

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Color us so NOT surprised!

GQ believe they have NOTHING to apologize for in regards to some not so well-recieved remarks concerning Joseph Gordon-Levitt's brother Daniel's death in their August issue.

Yesterday, we posted Joe's heartfelt response to the article - which claimed Dan's death was caused by an 'alleged overdose' - calling the reporter's word-choice 'factually incorrect'.

But, GQ have NO qualms with reporter Amy Wallace's mention of Dan's demise, and have since released this statement:

"Amy Wallace and her editors understood the pain Dan's passing caused the Gordon-Levitt family, the story sought to be respectful—and brief—in the way it described his death, which GQ felt was a relevant fact in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's biography.

The story stated that Dan, 36, who was close to his brother and often collaborated with him, 'died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010. 'It was an accident' is all Joe will say about that.'

The magazine stands by its reporting, the facts of which are fully supported—and have been confirmed in detail—by the Los Angeles County coroner's office."

Hmmm.

Ok, we concede that technically, Amy's reporting was factual, but we think GQ is missing the point here.

Out of all the positive information that Joseph claims he provided about his brother, the reporter simply chose to report on one detail - a scandalous one at that - without any context or frame of reference. We understand that relaying information is a journalist's JOB, but the way in which one relays that information is JUST as important in shaping people's opinions as the facts themselves.

Just saying!

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12 comments to “GQ Stand Firm Behind Joseph Gordon-Levitt Article!”



  1. 1

    NO, Perez, YOU'RE missing the point here. The guy wants his brother's death to be white-washed, and that serves no one. The facts are the facts. If Gordon-Levitt can't handle that, then he needs to get some therapy. Reporting is about TRUTH, not catering to some celebrity's inability to deal with reality. But you're not a reporter; you're not a journalist. You are a hack who tries to twist reality all the time; you're so militant about the gay agenda because you hate your own homosexuality and the only way you can cope with it is to try to make everyone else accept it as normal. YOU are in NO position to tell GQ how to write a story. Stop being an enabler for those who want to escape reality you dumbass loser.



  2. 2

    You Are COMPLETELY full of shit. This Is A REPORTER. He mentioned what happened. He Has to. To NOT mention the fact that all sources report he died of an overdose would be inept reporting. It was not insensitive; It's what Happened. If you're in the public eye, and your brother dies of an apparent drug overdose, it's gonna be out there, and mentioned.

  3. Manny says – reply to this


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    You're one to talk Perez!

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    I adore JGL but I believe he is trying to paint a different picture from reality. The reporter is trying to report the factual data, not an idyllic composition of his brother's life.



  5. 5

    I agree with both people who posted comments. To me, however painful, it sounds like JGL is in serious denial about his brother's death. I think counseling would help him a lot. I feel bad for him, don't get me wrong. I do feel he is in denial however.



  6. 6

    Sounds like another 12-Step religious cult treatment FAILURE; most families sent their alcoholics & druggies to 12-Step religious cult program after another until they end up dead

    The 12-Step religious cult & legal system IS KILLING PEOPLE!



  7. 7

    A death certificate is public record so why use the word "alleged"?



  8. 8

    OMG,are you actually going to try and tell someone,ANYONE,to be tactful in their reporting,Perez? really? lol



  9. 9

    Perez, honestly what would you know about "journalism"?



  10. 10

    According to JGL, when the toxicology results were released, there were no drugs. A lot of the "alleged overdose" articles came out through gossip sites (and we all know how accurate that reporting is) BEFORE the results of the toxicology report. So if what he's saying is true, then I would be pissed too about the way this writer chose to word this. As you can see, because of this article now everyone thinks again that his brother OD'd. "The 'allegations' to which she [the writer] 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."



  11. 11

    Re: summerfox – I agree with you! I can tell people are believing the tabloids again and not what the coroner's report said.

    I feel bad for JGL's family for having to read that their child OD'd when he didn't. What caused his death is still unknown but no drugs were in his system. If you read what Joseph Gorden-Levitt wrote in his blog post you will see that he was not just upset that they said his brother died from an "alleged drug over dose" but he was also disappointed that they asked so many questions about him and reported only that. JGL gave them a lot of answers about his brother, all positive and how good of person he was, and all the wrote about was the negative stuff. I would be upset too. GQ should apologize and not be such d*cks about it.

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