Rashida Jones Takes Back Her Travolta Remark

Categories: John Travolta

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Yesterday, I gleefully reported that actor/writer Rashida Jones had spoken her mind in an on-the-record chat for a website and said it would be great if John Travolta finally came out.

I was sure she'd have to "apologize" for such honesty because nowadays, if a star says something they really mean, they're immediately pressured to take it back so they don't make waves that could hurt their career.

And sure enough, she's retracted the comment and groveled, saying the whole thing isn't her business at all.

And so, after giving us the momentary rush of hearing the kind of thing a celeb would probably say in private, we now are presented with the steamrolled, soul-sucked Hollywoodized retraction, which takes the life out of movie star moxie in favor of not rocking the spaceship.

I wonder if poor Rashida got a call from Scientology?

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compuable
compuable

Rashida Jones publicly urges John Travolta to come out of the closet. Perhaps that headline and story should (more accurately) actually read this way:

 

"Rashida Jones, star of "The Office" and the upcoming film "Celeste and Jesse Forever," in an effort to promote herself and the film within the social media circles and thus increase her somewhat remote fame (in comparison) relays unproven, unsubstantiated rumors of an accusation against John Travolta, who denies the accusers charges."

 

Astronaut Sally Ride's post-mortem tribute to the fact that she was survived (we found out afterwards, of course) by Tam O'Shaugnessy, her partner of 27 years as well as having been previously married to a male astronaut for five years; should be proof positive that whether (or not) someone is actually either privately gay or lesbian or bi-sexual or trans and does not wish to currently reveal this - it is none of anybody's g-damn business. Period.

 

And everyone (including celebs) who actually are or 'are not' so; should have their right to their dignity as well as privacy with regards to this matter. It's true that John Travolta is a public figure and all; but who ever benefits from libelously and publicly humiliating some one else like that - especially when the thus far entirely 'unsubstantiated' claims are criminal charge humiliating some one else like that - especially when the thus far entirely 'unsubstantiated' claims are criminal charges?

JinxMcGillicudd
JinxMcGillicudd

@mikeymusto Not a bit surprised. Was shocked someone who describes herself as "terrified of Twitter" would say it in first place.

connella
connella

I'm sure Ms. Jones was contacted by the Celebrity Centre to renege her honest statements. I know I was fired from writing a gossip column in Hollywood because of pressure on my editor from Scientologists when I wrote an expose on the Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman marriage contract issue. Wouldn't you know? The one time my column contained actual facts....was my swan song.

MistressAubrey
MistressAubrey

@mikeymusto Aw, I would go easy on Rashida .... On one level, the man has a family to consider & bedroom scrutiny can fire both ways, back.

ladybug9
ladybug9

And I bet she'll never say anything honest or real ever again.

ladybug9
ladybug9

Yes, I bet Miss Travolta gave her a call and strongly begged her to reconsider.

ladybug9
ladybug9

 @compuable It's not libelous to say someone's gay. Nor is it humiliating!!! What planet are you from? And "unsubstantiated'? Please. His gay exploits have been substantiated many times throughout the years. His closet is deeper than the grand canyon. Rashida did nothing wrong by making a casual comment in the middle of a very long online conversation. But thanks for adding all her credits in your posting, and thereby promoting them!!!

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