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Internet Buzz Grows Over Navy Capt. Owen Honors

Navy Capt. Owen Honors
Navy Capt. Owen Honors

Facebook is positively buzzing over Capt. Owen Honors, who commanded the USS Enterprise but was relieved of duty for his now-infamous controversial videos, which contain gay slurs, explicit language and more. A Facebook group titled "Support Captain Owen Honors" has more than 23,000 'Likes', there are petitions with thousands of signatures urging him to return, and many people have swapped out their Facebook pictures for images of Honors in uniform. Another Facebook page defends the Navy's decision to relieve Owens of his command. It has just over 400 "Likes."

Meanwhile, the Navy Times has obtained and released additional videos of Honors that depict more of the foul language and suggestive humor. In one of the videos, an officer Honors identifies as a member of the carrier strike group admiral's staff appears to have been aware of the videos, which, the Navy Times concludes, casts doubt on Honors' repeated on-air claims that shipboard and strike group leadership had no idea the videos were being produced and broadcast.

On the Facebook fan page for the USS Enterprise, comments about Honors run the gamut from full-fledged support to total condemnation. A sampling: