USS Enterprise Video Scandal
On the video you can hear many insults against gay people, numerous sexual references, and two women were seen in the shower.
The U.S. Navy opened an investigation into how a series of raunchy videos, full of sexual innuendo and anti-gay remarks, were produced and shown to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise while on deployment supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A naval spokesman, Lieutenant Commander Chris Sims, said that the videos, which were presented to the crew in 2006 and 2007, are “inappropriate.”
The controversial video, along with a description of their contents, was the first reported on Saturday by the local newspaper Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., the largest port of the U.S. Navy.
Videotape, posted on the paper’s website, showing Captain Owen Honors, the second in the commanding a ship, to swear together with other members of the crew trying to be funny. On the video are simulated sex movements and two female members of the crew together in the shower.
Honors is recently took command of the USS Enterprise, one of the 11 U.S. aircraft carriers.
Admiral John Harvey, chief of command of the fleet, has ordered an investigation.
The Navy issued a statement noting that “production of videos, like the ones produced four to five years ago on USS Enterprise and now being written about in the Virginian-Pilot, were not acceptable then and are still not acceptable in today’s Navy. The Navy does not endorse or condone these kinds of actions.”
American TV network reports estimate that the scandal videos will probably result in replacement of captain Honors.