Rashida Jones apologizes for urging John Travolta to come out of the closet


Rashida Jones is apologizing for publicly urging John Travolta to come out of the closet.

In an interview with SpinningPlatters.com, the actress applauded singer Frank Ocean for coming out, and urged Travolta to do the same.

“Like John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this,” she said.

After receiving some backlash, Jones issued an apology. “Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta. I sincerely apologize. Nobody’s personal life is my business.”

Some think the apology was unnecessary.


@iamrashidajones A shame. I thought you were right to do it, and you follow in the steps of the great Carrie Fisher in calling him out.

— Megan (@blautreacle) August 14, 2012

@iamrashidajones Don't sweat the small stuff.

— Rosebud (@AnnaKatherineC) August 14, 2012


@iamrashidajones Don't worry about it, NBD – He doesn't have anybody fooled anymore.

— diego rivas (@iopluto5) August 14, 2012

@iamrashidajones don't beat yourself up….You just said what everyone else in the world is thinking. People should live life honestly xx

— the hunted few (@huntedfew) August 14, 2012

@iamrashidajones nobody cares. #ManUp (also something Travolta likes)

— Bill Anderson (@nyswede) August 14, 2012

@iamrashidajones Your comment was sincere and not malicious Travolta is snookered between Scientology the shocking truth & his future career

— Nassim (@from2shores) August 14, 2012

@iamrashidajones please don't apologize. You're right. #johntravolta #closetcase

— Irish-it (@jaymemontgomery) August 14, 2012

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