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John Travolta -- Globes Were 'More Like a Roast'

1/23/2011 12:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John Travolta -- who was the implied butt of a controversial joke from Ricky Gervais during the Golden Globes -- seemed to acknowledge the situation last night when he told our photog the event was "more like a roast" than an awards show.

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John was all smiles leaving an event at the Hollywood Palladium last night as dozens of fans asked for autographs and congratulated him on his new baby. But he was stone cold silent when we asked him if he had any words for Gervais.

Sometimes saying nothing truly says it all.

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91.

Tess    

Get over it Travolta! You Scientologists really need to talk to your leader about getting a sense of humor. Your "beliefs" crack the rest of us up.

1283 days ago
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mrspatrickcampbell    

Looks like Miss T has had some 'work done' recently, and very good work!

1283 days ago
93.

Melissa Velasco    

I thought he was talking about Tom Cruise!!!

1283 days ago
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kookla    

Travolta didn't even seem concerned about the question and probably knew he was going to be asked. He handled it with class and didn't even sound like he meant it as a dig at Gervais. I think everyone is making this a bigger deal than it is, when Travolta and Tom Cruise, who the joke was directed towards, are rising above it.

Also, Travolta just survived the loss of his son and is now celebrating the birth of another son. Why would he care what anyone thinks? They've been speculating about his sexuality forever and, true or not, it's bigoted and mean-spirited. That being said, of course Gervais stepped over the line, but who didn't see that coming? That's his shtick.

1283 days ago
95.

DANA    

Why is everyone suprised of Travolta beign gay?
He is regular customer of few Hollywood gay steams and he was in relation with his ex-nanny, There is photo everywhere the two of them mouth kissing.

1283 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

I am surprised the Scientologists haven't shaved their heads, cut off their own testicles, and eaten poisoned pudding while trying to hitch a ride on an alien spaceship...rather than cry on about true jokes about their stupid cult.

1283 days ago
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growup    

I agree. What I see is quite a few anti-religious bigots making judgements about men because they can't tolerate their religious views. On top of that, assuming the rumors were true, when did it suddenly become ok to "out" people before they wanted to be outed?

1283 days ago
98.

Onalee    

Own It Johnny... OWN IT !!!!!!!

STOP LIVING A LIE FELLA

1283 days ago
99.

Caring Kate    

Gervais and other award show hosts before him are and were simply trying to entertain. However, the hosts using "roasting humor" are using jokes meant for another venue. Award shows are about awards and good stuff regarding the actors/singers/performers. There is such a thing as hilarious humor that doesn't require insults. Award shows are the place to let that non-offending humor rip. It's not Gervais's fault that the expectation, climate and purpose of recognizing performers was not emphasized enough to him, or to others who have hosted award shows. Hope every host "gets it" from now on. We at home don't enjoy the insult humor at an award giving event. We expect performers to be honored and respected there; even those who aren't in contention or don't receive an award that honoring night.

1283 days ago
100.

CelticOne    

Ha ha ha.. the jokes were funny. Who really gives a crap who is gay & who is not anymore. He wasn't saying/implying anything that others haven't already said/implied. Everyone talks about how the GG are so much more relaxed than the Oscars.. so that's the atmosphere surrounding the event. Besides, when they hired him... they were WELL aware of what they were getting. Not only that, he has to run his jokes by the suits to make sure they're acceptable. As a matter of fact, from what I read, one of his jokes was shot down and was removed from his routine for the GG. I am so tired of all the political correctness. Too bad your feelings are hurt... that's life, learn to deal with it. Not everyone is your friend and going to kiss your butt. Move on... ;-)

1283 days ago
101.

joe    

Gervais is a verbal bully, who looks like a stupid smirking big f**king idiot with those over sized b*tt ugly teeth.

Those famous stars he mocked, indirectly employ many many people, and generate billions, so basically numb nuts gayvais is biting the hand that feeds him.

1283 days ago
102.

Onalee    

Oh that's right, Kill the messenger.
I positively loved the spot light Mr. Gervais aimed at any and all who only say the same things behind closed doors. Especially the Scientologist, Hell Ricky didn't even have to name names,
We All Know Who They ARE!
If entertainers can't stand the heat,
stay out of the public's eye.
There should be NO sacred cows in Hollywood’s also there is No such thing as bad publicity.
If the truth is offensive to some... Deal with it, there are too many thin-skinned celebs these days.
It use to be that any thing could be said about them as long as their name was spelled correctly.
What a Treat Ricky, Great job!! Thank You!!!!

1283 days ago
103.

Onalee    

Oh that's right, Kill the messenger. I positively loved the spot light Mr. Gervais aimed at any and all who only say the same things behind closed doors.
Especially the Scientologist, hell Ricky didn't even have to name names.
We All Know Who They ARE!!

If entertainers can't stand the heat,
stay out of the public's eye.
There should be NO sacred cows in Hollywood’s.
No such thing as bad publicity.
If the truth is offensive to some... Deal with it, there are too many thin-skinned celebs these days. It use to be that any thing could be said about them as long as their name was spelled correctly.
What a Treat Ricky, Great job!!!!!! Thank you:)

1283 days ago
104.

jack     

Congratulations on the new baby. Ricky said what we were all thinking. If you dont want to be made a joke of, then don't behave like a joke!

1283 days ago
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Sad sad    

Why does everyone pic on JT wtf???????? he's rad. He can be gay bi straight whatever and worship a dishwasher for all I care.

1283 days ago
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