Men’s magazine GQ stuck its foot in some social-media doggie doo yesterday when it tweeted a homophobic comment about a photo of gay pop star Adam Lambert: “Rules of Street Style: If you have testosterone problems, a mustache doesn’t always help.”
Once it caught wind of the tacky tweet, GLAAD called on its Twitter followers to remind GQ that being gay is not a testosterone problem. (Um, duh—Lambert looks ridiculous but it’s not because of a hormone imbalance.)
Editors at the mag quickly took the offending item down and apologized, tweeting: “Re: our Lambert tweet, we were thoughtless and apologize. We shouldn’t make stupid jokes about people’s testosterone. As always, we learn.”
Rule #1: Never let the intern run your Twitter feed.