(LOS ANGELES) — In a recent interview for her latest film, actress Rashida Jones said it was high time for a movie star to come out of the closet, and she urged John Travolta to “come out.”
The 36-year-old Parks and Recreation star made the pronouncement during an interview last Friday with the Bay Area website Spinning Platters.
When her co-star and co-writer of the film Celeste and Jesse Forever, Will McCormack, said in the interview, “There needs to be, like, a professional athlete that comes out,” Jones chimed in, “And a movie star!”
“Like John Travolta?” Jones added. “Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this.”
Jones issued an apology to Travolta on Tuesday via Twitter.
“Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta. I sincerely apologize. Nobody’s personal life is my business,” she wrote on her Twitter account.
Travolta was sued earlier this year by two male massage therapists who claimed the actor tried to have sex with them during massage sessions. Travolta’s publicist called the suits “complete fiction and fabrication,” and the two masseurs later dropped their complaints.
Jones made the remarks while proclaiming her admiration for rapper Frank Ocean, who recently revealed that his first love was a man.
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