Rashida Jones: Sorry for saying John Travolta should 'come out'
August 15th, 2012
01:46 PM ET

Rashida Jones: Sorry for saying John Travolta should 'come out'

Rashida Jones took to Twitter on Tuesday to apologize for remarks she made about John Travolta earlier this month.

“Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta. I sincerely apologize. Nobody's personal life is my business,” she wrote.

While promoting her new movie “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” Jones suggested that more celebrities should be open about their sexuality, like Frank Ocean.

“A movie star. Like John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this,” she jokingly told music website Spinning Platters.

Travolta had been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a male cruise ship attendant. An earlier sexual battery lawsuit had been abandoned by other accusers.

Jason LeRoy, whose byline appears on the interview with Jones that published August 10, told ABCNews.com: “It was a bold thing to say, but it was coming from a good place. It was within the context of a conversation about how empowering it was when Frank Ocean came out.”

The conversation began when “Celeste and Jesse Forever” actor and co-screenwriter Will McCormack, who was also being interviewed, suggested, “There needs to be, like, a professional athlete that comes out.”

Filed under: Celebrities • John Travolta

soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. FYI

    What's the difference between a gay man and a freezer?
    The freezer doesn't fart when you pull the meat out.

    August 29, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Trina

      HILARIOUS!!! Thanks for the laugh

      August 31, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • GayBoy

      Okay, I am gay. And I must admit I am laughing at that one. Very funny! (although the farting has personally never happened to me – either when I've been the "meat" or the "freezer.")

      September 7, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Mine does.

      September 28, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kIM

    John Travolta, Oprah W, Matthew McConaughey, and George Clooney to name a few, should really come out of the closet, why pretend they like the opposite when they really are gay. This is year 2012 and not B.C. Stop lying to the public.

    August 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melanie Bryant

      Don't you think if Oprah was gay she would have no problems saying so? What does she have to lose? She has enough money to do whatever in the hell she wants to do and lying is not an option for her I AM SURE! Do you have a BFF does that make you gay? People need to stop hating and judging it is really not anyone's business who does what!

      August 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmorcat

      Hmmm? Got money on some bets there? Like it's any of your business whether they are or not. Now step away from the magazines and finish getting your groceries checked out.

      September 12, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. The Quiet Man

    Unfortunate, classless choice of hers... Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton as parents, a lifetime of growing up among entertainment's elite, and she still makes a blunder like that... tsk, tsk, tsk...

    August 25, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. Vinnie

    Nooo I'm Vinnie Barbarinooooooo!

    August 24, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • HWBrooks

      All butt phuckers should stay in their closet. That and clothes is why they are built.

      August 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. the_dude

    I know that JOhn Travolta was in that stayin alive movie but who are these other people? Never heard of them....

    August 23, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. the_dude

    I thought he was awsome as the younger luke skywaler in the revenge of those empire moveis.

    August 23, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. Barbarino

    I don't know, his hairdo is looking pretty gay to me.

    August 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Eusoubra

    Why does everyone always assume that gay men are interested in guys' d*¢ks? Roughly half are not attracted to that in a partner...

    August 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rico

      Right, Eusoubra. About 1/2 of gay men are not attracted to the Little Richard. Lie. Regardless, it is a metaphor. It you'd shut you'd shut your butt and open a book, you'd understand.

      August 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack 2

      The other half are interested in the behinds? or is it the body hair or whiskers. Yuuuuuuuck?

      August 27, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Jack 2

      What? Then the other half are interested in the behinds? or is it the body hair or whiskers. Yuuuuuuuck?

      August 27, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. policefukda

    She was right about him.He likes to smoke the bone.

    August 21, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Love Rhino

    She's one to talk – that triangle face of hers will fit nicely into a spot to eat at the Y

    August 20, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mr Kotter

    ehhh Mistah Kottah...i sucked a d1ck

    August 20, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. Phil

    This would be interesting if anyone (aside from about 10% of the readers) knew who Frank Ocean was. You're talking about him like he's Frank Sinatra. Also, Travolta – why waste that hottie Kelly Preston like that. You should be ashamed.

    August 20, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. House

    he's a wimp

    August 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Brad

    I think he SHOULD finally come out... as a straight man. Enough of this pretending to be a gay man stuff.

    August 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Flat Tire

    mission–sounds like fun.

    August 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Hotmail

    you keep working on that mission now,.

    August 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. sandy sneden

    Who cares? We should concentrate our observations of him abo
    ut the fact that his cosmetic surgery is purely awful!.

    August 17, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  19. H. Kit.

    you so right Friederich

    August 17, 2012 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  20. H. Kit

    if its true, this will be another marriage mess.

    August 17, 2012 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  21. Friederich

    Tips on how to find different blogging at Tumblr together with keyword and key phrase or maybe seek? Friederich

    August 17, 2012 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  22. salleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Idiots, idiots, idiots. How many times do I have to say this? If you can't spell, punctuate, or use proper grammar,
    why do you keep writing in and showing how ignorant you are?

    John T. is a good guy, has a good family, and has a right to keep his private life private. It's no one's business but
    his own.

    August 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • tag

      leave salleeeeeeeeeee alone. after all, this ain't no academic forum.
      and we ain't talking 'bout puncuation, grammar, spelling, etc. we're
      talkin john t. here!
      he does look like a bad caricature of himself, AND he should come out!

      August 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rico

      It is his business until his massage turns into a forcible anal rape.

      August 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jack

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    August 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Michael Calaizzo

    JOHN should mourn the passing of Ron.

    August 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Michael Calaizzo

    We will miss Ron Palillo.

    August 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  26. haha`

    maybe he only slips the beef, rather than being the slippee

    August 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Ricky tiki @

    Why dont some people just mind there own bizz, john travolta is the king of the dance floor,he's not gay,maybe she said
    that because she's a lesbin.

    August 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Bill

    Good night Irene. Travolta is gay. Way to go Vinny

    August 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  29. ah...

    Maybe John is bi. Frankly, I don't care what his preference is. I think he is a really good actor, and has made a lot of really good movies. Who would have thought he'd turn into such a good actor from his start in Welcome back Kotter.

    August 16, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  30. Mr. Kottair

    he needs to come out about that hair piece or whatever that is

    August 16, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  31. LOL

    i'd go with him..he's still too cute.

    August 16, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  32. totally agree--

    he's still adorable, women still love jt and i really don't think they'll care if he just simply tells the truth-

    August 16, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  33. s-woman

    and a huge something else too.

    August 16, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  34. JellyBean

    Dayum, she has a huge forehead.

    August 16, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  35. Lexie

    Who cares? Why do people have to come out if they don't want to. He seems like a decent human being with a nice family. Leave him alone.

    August 16, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  36. Oz

    its not like he's had the greatest career of all time..everyone loves him..he has not done great movies except his comeback movie pulp fiction and get shorty. admit to the public your gay or straight..everyone will love JT
    anyway. he is charming and has a great personality. i wonder what kelly preston will do if he does admit he's gay.

    August 16, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  37. TV

    i agree..most are not even watching...its all the info from what they read and they apply it to a blog.
    make your own judgement folks.

    August 16, 2012 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  38. Bad Move

    its like most of these comments...people talk without knowing the material or have ever watched the show

    August 16, 2012 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  39. mouth shut

    she really should not have commented on jt.

    August 16, 2012 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
  40. Putz

    i can't believe she's related to peggy lipton...thats so cool.

    August 16, 2012 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  41. Adrianna Magdagato

    smart woman vs. a putz.

    August 16, 2012 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  42. .•|•.

    Well, she wanted to promote her new movie. I guess she's doing it, I never heard of it before this story.

    August 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • seriously?

      You're kidding right? You need to do some Googling on John Travolta. He'll never come out. He'll take this secret to his grave.

      August 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  43. JT

    at 56 yrs old....he still has the cutest italian smile ever! lol

    August 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  44. my john

    this rumor of him being gay has been going on for years...he has been caught now.

    August 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Sokman

    The proof is in the magic fingers he displayed to the masseurs. From what I hear, he left a bit of proof on Matthew Broderick's chin as well

    August 15, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  46. dare008

    where are you come forth ..... dummy

    August 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • JPuzzleWhiz

      John Travolta has never been "in the closet."

      But someone should LOCK him in one!

      August 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  47. dummy


    August 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Cosmotologist to the Stars

    She should not apologize. Him and Tom Cruise both need too.

    August 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Mr. Kotter

    Truth is the Scientology goons paid her a visit in the middle of the night and told her to cool it.

    August 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  50. JT

    how could he do this to me-lol

    August 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  51. ha ha

    I can't see J.T wanting the beef in the backside.

    August 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |

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