Actor Taylor Lautner has received an apology from the Australian edition of men's fashion glossy GQ over a gay question.

During a cover interview, Lautner was asked whether director Gus Van Sant and writer Dustin Lance Black, the team behind the Oscar-winning film Milk, hit on him during a recent dinner meeting.

The 19-year-old star of The Twilight Saga film series answered that the men would not hit on him because they know he's straight: “No, definitely not. I think they know I'm straight. But they're great guys. They're a lot of fun. It's not a coincidence that there was a writer, a director and an actor at dinner.”

Gay glossy The Advocate suggested the question might be homophobic. “Would GQ have asked Lautner the same question if he'd dined with two older straight women,” the online edition of the magazine asked.

Black blasted the magazine for asking the question.

“I'm curious, will you be asking all of the handsome actors I've ever had the privilege of working with or meeting if I made passes at them as well,” Black wrote. “Or, Mr. GQ writer, were you projecting your own unprofessional desires onto me and Gus? Perhaps? Or worse still, are you a homophobe?”

“I'm shocked that GQ would allow their writers to lean on the scurrilous, outdated stereotype that gay men are by nature sexual predators,” he added.

At the magazine's Facebook page, Editor Nick Smith apologized.

“We've seen some of the comments floating around regarding our recent interview with Taylor Lautner and [apologize] if anyone was offended by anything in the article,” Smith wrote. “It certainly wasn't our intention to paint anyone in the story as a sexual predator. The point we were actually trying to push was that Taylor is irresistible to virtually everyone – regardless of sexuality or gender.”