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Ricky Gervais

My Jodie Foster Jab

Wasn't Offensive ... WAS IT?

1/16/2012 4:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Jodie Foster's sons got a good hearty laugh out of Ricky Gervais cracking a "beaver" joke about their mom at the Golden Globes -- at least Ricky thinks so.

We just caught up with the Globes host, and asked him about the double entendre -- which arguably outed Jodie -- and he said, "I don't think anyone thought it was offensive, did they?"

Well, Ricky ... we put a poll on the site and most people agreed with you -- only 21% believe the joke  crossed the line.

As for Jodie's 13 and 10 year old boys hearing the shot? Check out the video ... Ricky seems to think they had a "good sense of humor" about it.

'Cause everyone loves mama jokes, right?

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Tookie Topbox    

Puh-leeeeez!!

824 days ago
2.

R    

It's been a publicly known fact for a long time that Jodie Foster is a lesbian and keeps her private life almost completely private. She has never revealed who donated the sperm for either of her children. Ricky did not say anything offensive. He just used a word that people infer in their minds to have a dual meaning when he joked like that.

824 days ago
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aquanet    

He didn't out Jodie Foster. Eveyone knows she gay. Its about as shocking as Kristy McNichol coming out. Its doesn't have to be confirmed to know whats going on. She never denied being gay anyway, just never made it an issue, because it really is a non-issue.

824 days ago
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Webby    

Offensive? Right.
With the panache and comic timing Ricky enjoys, it was perfect!

824 days ago
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Simone    

Well as dozens have already stated, Jodie Foster is already out! And Ricky's response here should just go to show that clearly there was no ill intention. It was all in good fun and from the looks of it, that's exactly how Jodie took it. And TMZ if you're going to single out anything, why don't you single out the moment when Seth Rogen talked about trying to cover up his er e ct *ion and the camera cut to Jodie's mouth agape and her sons squirming? (For the record, I have no problem with that either - I'm just saying, leave Ricky alone on this one.)

824 days ago
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Genial     

Double entendre? How could that be when today's chicks are all totally defleeced down there? And it didn't fit too well before that when they most were more akin to brush bristles or steel wool. Beaver? They wished!

824 days ago
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Scott    

Would you consider this an article? What do these people get paid? Say $15/blurb? $3/sentence? Seems someone is overpaid!

824 days ago
8.

MB    

Jodi Foster actually outed HERSELF in 2007 when she thanked her partner during a speech at an awards dinner. Seriously, TMZ? You didn't know that?

824 days ago
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patty    

i guess tmz staffers are the only ones who missed jodie officially coming out in 2007

824 days ago
10.

MommyWhatsADoucheBag?    

That papp, was a friggin idiot.

824 days ago
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Truth    

WOW, WHY IS THIS EVEN A POST?? JUST CUZ HARVEY IS GAY HE HAS TO MAKE AN ISSUE OUT OF EVERYTHING. TOTALLY SH*TASTIC!! STOP IMAGINING YOUR THOTS AS A GAY DUDE INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S FEELINGS... ENTRY REMINDS ME SO MUCH OF FAT BOY PEREZ HILTON AND HIS SWAGGER JACKING BLOG. SMFH. #TRUTH!!

824 days ago
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Homer    

Why take jabs at all? It's not a celebrity roast. His job is to host, not insult people.

824 days ago
13.

Kiko    

How long before that TMZ pap drops from a heart attack? You could almost hear the nacho cheese pumping through his arteries as he was gasping for breath just from walking at a less-than-brisk pace. But I'm SURE harvey and TMZ are giving their employees great health benefits, right?

824 days ago
14.

phil    

Gervis, You are a person who needs to shut up about athesim, and find religon. god loves you my friend, not hates you

824 days ago
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static    

Relax Ricky, you're with the "in" crowd in Hollywood but if you were Tracy Morgan all hell would be breaking loose today.

824 days ago
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