Navy Officer’s ‘Fag,’ Donkey Sex Videos: ‘That’s How I Roll’ (Video)

January 2, 2011

(ChattahBox US News)—The commander of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise about to go on deployment overseas, is under fire for producing a series of raunchy, sexist and homophobic videos while serving as the ship’s executive officer or “XO” in 2006 and 2007. Capt. Owen Honors, who took command of the Enterprise last May, aired videos containing anti-gay slurs, sexism and general raunchiness once a week on board ship during “XO Movie Night,” in a misguided attempt to boost morale during stressful war-time deployments. The videos were obtained and published by The Virginian-Pilot newspaper. And in response to the controversy, especially the blatant homophobia in the wake of the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” the Navy has launched an investigation into the “inappropriate” videos produced by, and starring Capt. Owen Honors. The former Top Gun pilot’s long and outstanding naval career now appears to be in jeopardy.

No one is questioning the need for sailors,away at sea during long deployments, to be able to blow off steam. But Honors’ judgment is rightfully being questioned for producing videos that showed contempt for the gay service men and women under his command. And he displayed blatant sexism at a time when women now routinely serve in the Navy alongside men.

Honors repeatedly referred to “fags,” called Navy surface warfare officers or SWO’s fags, and dismissed complaints from crew members regarding the content of the videos.

In one video, Honors is shown responding to the complaints, saying “Over the years I’ve gotten several complaints about inappropriate materials in these videos, never to me personally but, gutlessly, through other channels. He added, “This evening, all of you bleeding hearts and you fag SWO boy, why don’t you just go ahead and hug yourself for the next 20 minutes or so, because there’s a really good chance you’re gonna be offended tonight.”

Honors also told the sailors under his command not to watch the videos if they found them to be offensive. And the highly-decorated officer is later heard saying in one video, “That’s how I roll.”

The Virginian-Pilot writes:

“In one scene, two female Navy sailors stand in a shower stall aboard the aircraft carrier, pretending to wash each other. They joke about how they should get six minutes under the water instead of the mandated three.”

“In other skits, sailors parade in drag, use anti-gay slurs, and simulate masturbation and a rectal exam. Another scene implies that an officer is having sex in his stateroom with a donkey.”

“They’re all part of a series of short movies produced aboard the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier Enterprise in 2006 and 2007 and broadcast to its nearly 6,000 sailors and Marines. The man who masterminded and starred in them is Capt. Owen Honors – now the commander of the carrier, which is weeks away from deploying.”

Throughout the videos Honors repeatedly said his commanding officers had no knowledge of the raunchy productions.

“As usual, I want to say that the captain and the admiral – they don’t know anything at all about the content of this video or the movie this evening, and they should absolutely not be held accountable in any judicial setting,” he says.

After publication of the videos, the Navy issued a statement, describing Honors’ videos as “intended to be humorous skits focusing the crew’s attention on specific issues such as port visits, traffic safety, water conservation, ship cleanliness, etc.”

The Navy added that when the questionable content was brought to their attention, they put a stop to them.

But a later statement from Navy spokesman Cmdr. Chris Sims condemns the videos as “inappropriate” and calls for an investigation. Sims says the first statement was made before Navy leadership viewed Honors’ raunchy skits.

CNN reports that “The investigation was ordered Friday by Adm. John Harvey, the four-star head of the Navy’s Fleet Forces Command, after the videos were detailed in The Virginian-Pilot.”

The Navy’s later statement, said in part that the videos “…were not acceptable then and are still not acceptable in today’s Navy. The Navy does not endorse or condone these kinds of actions.”

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Comments

3 Responses to “Navy Officer’s ‘Fag,’ Donkey Sex Videos: ‘That’s How I Roll’ (Video)”

  1. majii on January 2nd, 2011 8:47 pm

    These videos show that just because you can doesn’t mean you should. If Honor’s career ends because of his callous, despicable behavior, he can review each of the videos he produced to discover the reason. I hope he isn’t allowed to deploy anywhere, except to his home in disgrace.

  2. john mccomic on January 2nd, 2011 9:35 pm

    served on a destroyer many years ago and proud of having done so. I hope that our officers are still held to the honorable creed that one is an officer and a gentleman in all actions.

  3. john mccomic on January 2nd, 2011 9:38 pm

    Always an officer and a gentleman

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