07/20/2007 at 05:00 PM EDT
Shemar Moore recently raised eyebrows after nude photos of him surfaced – but the Criminal Minds
star says he has "no problem" with the revealing shots.
Asked by TV Guide.com
about the pictures, which ended up in a supermarket tabloid and on the Internet, the TV actor, 37, replied, "You mean of me frolicking on the beach? You know, the worst part of that whole thing for me was the frolicking, because, to me, it sounds like I was skipping or something like that."
But when it comes to the pictures, he says, "Look, I had no problems ... What I have a problem with is their making such an issue out of me being gay. I'll say it right now: I'm not gay. Not even a little bit. I love women. Women are god's greatest creation." (The photos were allegedly shot on a gay nude beach in Hawaii.)
Moore, a former model, is also quick to add, "But I have no problems with people who are gay. My godfather was gay; he died of AIDS. I have dear friends that are gay. I'm very straight. The article said I got 'caught.' I didn't get caught. I willingly went to Hawaii. I willingly went to Maui, with two girlfriends of mine. I'm a single man. I had two girlfriends out there, and we wanted to go skinny-dipping."
And, since everyone's a critic, Moore was also asked to assess what the lens captured. "Lemme just say this: Thank god the water was fairly warm. That's all I'm going to say." Still, he added, "It wasn't my best day. But it wasn't an awful day."