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Golden Globes

Did Ricky Gervais

Just Out Jodie Foster?

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

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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Look at it this way, had it NOT been for Ricky, THE BEAVER never would have been mentioned!

955 days ago


She's been out for a little while now.

955 days ago


This is seriously a dumb "joke" - "I've asked a lot of men and they haven't seen it either"? Really?
Ricky Gervais is dumb, dumb, dumb.

955 days ago


Women may of won freedoms with women's lib but we lost the respect of men. If i was her, id sue his sorry ass! How disrespectful to her and all women. ANd it's just getting worse.

955 days ago

Morgan boss was married to Jodies sister for 10 years.....

955 days ago


I've seen Her beaver... I was one of the five people that sat through Nell in 1994. It's none of my business if Shes gay but seeing Her moonlit skinny dip turned me off girls...

955 days ago


Ok this isn't 1990, we don't have to do a press conference to 'out' ourselves.

955 days ago

Count Chimerical    

Jodie Foster's two thumbs up was actually a highlight of the evening. She wasn't outed. This is Hollywood ladies and gents. C'mon now. Who even cares? Everyone simply respects Jodie Foster for the talent she is and has always been. Her thumbs up not only showed respect for the platform, the event, Gervais, and the industry, but it also showed the "lady" is exactly that...a bright and charming lady. Hell even Johnny Depp rolled with the punches last night

955 days ago


If she wasn't upset then it's no big deal end of story. There is only one person who can say if he went to far and she didn't leave him alone he's a great funny man.

955 days ago


Old Harv sees homophobia everywhere. He's like the velvet Eugene McCarthy. Don't think Foster is too worried bout this. Why is Harv?

955 days ago


Jodie has been living out for over a decade, she just dosn't feel the need to announce it in a press conference. If she was cool with his joke then this is a non-story.

955 days ago


Have I gotten too drunk and gone back a year or two in time? Didn't she already come out and have a girlfriend and all that? I thought it was common bloody knowledge that she's gay. But it p****s me off when other people out gays. It's not their blood business to do that. Wankers.

955 days ago


Other than Ricky barbing Johnny Depp for the Tourist again, that was the highlight of the show. The HFPA limited Ricky's time on stage much more that the past two and he simply wasn't really into it. Why would he even put Kim K in his jokes? Her celebrity comes from being a purple crayon chaser who makes lousy porn vids. He should have saved that one for when he hosts the AVN awards.

Ricky- You either sold out or jumped the shark.

955 days ago


How the hell do you make the leap from no one seeing her beaver to him implying that she's a lesbian? Shake your heads, Harvey and CO.

955 days ago


He isn't saying anything that we don't already know about Jodie Foster. For years it's been known she's gay.

955 days ago
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