Rashida Jones apparently feels pretty bad about telling Broken Arrow star John Travolta to come out of the closet. According to the Los Angeles Times, Jones has apologized to the actor for her remarks in a recent interview, a subject she addressed on the micro-blogging website Twitter.
“Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta,” she wrote in the post. “I sincerely apologize. Nobody’s personal life is my business.”
While promoting her latest motion picture, Parks and Recreation co-star Rashida Jones decided to weigh in on celebrities who are spending way too much time in their respective closets. She said she admired R&B singer Frank Ocean for publicly addressing his sexuality and encouraged other movie stars and musicians to do the same. When the subject turned to John Travolta, Jones offered up some strong advice.
“A movie star. Like John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this,” she said.
After the interview appeared on the website Spinning Platters, it appeared Jones had a sudden change of heart.
Travolta, in case you haven’t heard, has been battling a number of sexual harassment lawsuits this year. Several masseurs have stated that the Wild Hogs actor made unwanted advances towards them on a number of different occasions. Travolta, of course, has denied everything, and his lawyers have been working overtime to squash the rumors as soon as they pop up.
Rashida Jones’ latest big-screen effort, director Lee Toland Krieger’s Celeste and Jesse Forever, opened in limited release on August 3. The film, which also stars Andy Samberg and Elijah Wood, tells the story of a “divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.” Jones is also slated to appear in Steven Bernstein’s Decoding Annie Parker and James Griffiths’ comedy Cuban Fury.
Should Jones be allowed to say whatever she wants about John Travolta, or should the actress simply mind her own business?