Rashida Jones sorry for John Travolta gay comment

After calling on the 'Grease' star to come out, the Parks and Recreation actress is apologizing

Rashida Jones sorry for John Travolta gay comment
15 August 2012

Hollywood actress Rashida Jones has apologized for saying Hairspray star John Travolta should come out and say he is gay.

In an interview with Spinning Platters to promote her new romantic comedy Celeste & Jesse Forever, Jones talked about the importance of closeted A-listers being open about their sexuality.

She said: ‘A movie star. Like, John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this!’

Over the last few months, the Grease star has faced a series of sexual harassment allegations.

Two male masseurs and a former cruise ship employee has alleged Travolta demanded sex from them, but the actor’s lawyer has denied all allegations.

But after Jones’ comments went international, and were discussed on entertainment websites, newspapers and radio, she decided to apologize.

On her Twitter, Jones said: ‘Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta. I sincerely apologize. Nobody’s personal life is my business.’

The Parks and Recreation actress said in the interview that ‘people are so precious about their careers’, and insisted ‘big stars need to come out’.

‘Ricky Martin was huge,’ Jones said. ‘That was big, I was really happy about that.’

Celeste and Jesse Forever, which also stars comedy actor Andy Samberg, was released in New York and Los Angeles on 3 August.

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