UPDATE: Dustin Lance Black Responds

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Images removed at the request of Dustin Lance Black’s legal representation.)
We imagine that the Milk screenwriter’s PR person must have had an aneurism fielding calls about the bareback sex pics of the Oscar winner released yesterday. Well Mr. Black has finally responded. Most importantly, he’s confirmed that the blondie in the pics is in fact him and not some other California look-alike. Here’s the rest of his statement via The Advocate.

Three year-old photos of Milk writer Dustin Lance Black engaged in what appears to be unsafe sex popped up on the internet Friday – but they wont stand in the way of the Oscar winner’s work in support of gay rights.

“It is unfortunate that individuals and other outside parties are trying to profit from material which is clearly private,” Black said in a statement released E! Online’s Marc Malkin Friday afternoon. “I have had the privilege to speak to people across the country, both gay and straight, on a number of critical issues including safe sex. More important than the embarrassment of this incident is the misleading message these images send. I apologize and cannot emphasize enough the importance of responsible sexual practices.”

According to Malkin, the photos are of Black and someone he was dating at the time. Black’s lawyers are said to be seeking legal action to stop distribution of the pics.

Confidentially, dear QC readers, we kinda don’t give a shit. He’s a grown adult and smart enough to know that if you’re gonna videotape yourself having sex, it’s gonna end up online. Secondly, to bareback or not’s a personal choice. One hardly does a sex tape in hopes of becoming a role model and so crucifying him about safe-sex on top of taping his O-face seems uselessly besides the point. Anyone who sees barebacking and then goes out and does it “because Dustin Lance Black did,” has a lot more problems than poor taste in role models.
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