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Golden Globes

Did Ricky Gervais

Just Out Jodie Foster?

1/16/2012 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Ricky Gervais basically called Jodie Foster a lesbian at the Golden Globes tonight.

It all went down during the opening monologue, when Gervais said he had been forbidden from discussing anything related to Mel Gibson, including his recent flick, "The Beaver" ... directed by Foster.

Gervais then joked about "Jodie Foster's 'Beaver'" ... saying, "I haven't seen it myself. I've spoken to a lot of guys here, they haven't seen it either. That doesn't mean it's not any good."

Foster -- who was in the crowd -- didn't appear to be too upset by the comment. She's never publicly discussed her sexual orientation.

So we gotta ask ...

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106.

Gretel    

Oh yeah, and who the F was that woman in the front row in a canary dress that pretty much acted like an over-animated cartoon every time someone took the stage? I thought she had the vapors or something.

1009 days ago
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Dennis Johnson    

Enerybody in Hollywood knows Jodie is gay and nobody cares as she is a great person and that is all anybody cares about.I mean really who cares!No big deal.

1009 days ago
108.

timid    

Someone's sexual preference is a PRIVATE MATTER that they or anyone else should not discuss - period. To do otherwise is just stupid and ill mannered. Live your life without labels.

1009 days ago
109.

jo    

Jodi Foster came out years ago.

1009 days ago
110.

Wishbone    

JF is an extremely well educated woman, an oscar winner, and by all accounts a very good Mom...just to name a few of her accomplishments. Why is it anyone's business who she sleeps with?? Get over it!

1009 days ago
111.

THE BEAVER    

6. exbff: 13 hours ago

he's not shocking...just tragically boring.
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LOL TOO DAMN FUNNY!

1009 days ago
112.

hotbitch    

It's not about her being out or not. When did it become cool to discuss someone's sexuality at a damn awards show??? That's my problem.

1009 days ago
113.

Simone    

This post irritates the sh** out of me as it's a cheap attempt to throw Ricky under the bus. Jodie Foster may never have made a public declaration of her sexuality, but she never attempted to hide it either. Not everyone who's gay feels compelled to distribute a press release about it! She has been effectively out since 2007 when she thanked her then partner in an award speech. The joke was funny and Jodie obviously took it as it was intended - all in good fun.

1009 days ago
114.

YouDontSay    

TMZ...NEWS ALERT!! She outed herself last year!

1009 days ago
115.

janet    

This is not a news flash.

1009 days ago
116.

Puuulease    

WTH? This headline should be nominated for most ridiculous question EVER. Jodie Foster is a gay icon and has been for decades. It's this kind of crap that stirs up hate. Grow up TMZ. You insult your audience's intelligence. She is a brilliant woman and anyone who doesn't know she is gay is living under a rock. Are you?

1009 days ago
117.

Criss    

That was kinda funny.

1009 days ago
118.

Criss    

I preferred his line
“The Golden Globes are to the Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton. A bit louder, a bit trashier, a bit drunker and more easily bought.”

1009 days ago
119.

lanie    

Now that we have 100+ posts stating that Jodie outed herself - don't think we need it repeated again.

With that said, I loved Jodie's response. She laughed and had a good time with it. She doesn't take herself, or Hollywood, too seriously. That's why I like her. She looked absolutely stunning last night as well.

About Ricky- he was so good last year. I think he toned it down a notch because of the stiff lamers in the audience (the same ones he encountered last year), which is a shame.

He should have tailored his jokes for the viewing audience, not the cold, boring, emotionless celebs/producers/directors in the Beverly Hilton audience.

1009 days ago
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Dennie    

This story on your site does more to out Jodie than anything Ricky said. If you are completely unaware of her status, nothing he said last night would make you think she may be gay, but rather that she doesn't sleep with Hollywood types. Only those who know her status, or suspect what it is would read "gay" into what he said, which is what your very story does.

1009 days ago
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