Joseph Gordon-Levitt Calls Out GQ Writer For Writing BS About His Late Brother
Jul 19, 2012 11:34
Thanks to his new role in the final Dark Knight movie, Joseph
Gordon-Levitt is no doubt skyrocketing to superstar status. And he's now
using all that power to call out anyone who's ever gotten on his bad
Recently, the actor went on Tumblr to call out on the writer who interviewed him for the latest cover of GQ magazine, addressing a claim in the magazine’s article about how his older brother "Burning Dan" died. Here's what he wrote:
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.
Gordon-Levitt goes on to explain that he does not like talking about his
brother’s death publicly but is making an exception to address the
magazine’s “irresponsible claim.” The cause of his brother’s death is
not publicly known but many websites speculated that it was related to
The post has since garnered more than 3,00 notes with some Tumblr users reblogging the post adding their own messages of support.
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