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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

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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If Gervais ever grows up, he'll be out of a career and he knows it. And how sweet that he thought Foster's very young sons thought he was funny. Maybe he can entertain at their school and POS day.

989 days ago


Boo-hoo kim. Stop these ridiculous show all over the place. Pack it up and go home LA and just endorse the many products you endorse now. Plus you dash and whatever. These serious are Actors so what in God's green earth made you want to go. You think we want to see you everwhere you turn? Kris must be buying all the rags you're on.
Stay quiet and out of the public for a little while, say about 5 years.

989 days ago


oops wrong article.

989 days ago

Miss Greta    

I didn't know you could say beaver in that context on tv. What would've happened if gervais used the word *****?

989 days ago

Miss Greta    

TMZ censored me :( The word ***** is synonymous with kitty.

989 days ago


I'm sure they've heard a lot worse before.

989 days ago


Ricky - you are hilarious!

989 days ago


The joke was not a good deal. Maybe not in good taste in front of her sons but otherwise....

Really she's not exactly in the closet.

989 days ago


Madonna has always been a prig.Getting mad at her is a waste of valuable emotions.

989 days ago


TMZ is way off the mark here. I'm stunned actually. She is out. Hello! TMZ has been slacking with the facts lately. (And her kids know.) This is insanity.

Where's the shame to put her in the closet? I don't publicly say I'm straight. Why should gay people need to make a public statement to be deemed "out"? This is so stupid. So behind the times.

989 days ago

Fat Mike    

Poor TMZ. You tried so hard to create yet another "anyone who makes a joke about gays or Jews is evil" controversy, but failed miserably. Give up.

989 days ago


I thought the bit was funny and more importantly so did Jodi. News alert...she lives her life everyday as a lesbian and everyone in her world knows her as one. Get over it!

989 days ago


WHY do you keep saying Ricky Gervais "outed" Jodie Foster???? She's been out for years, including the highly publicized breakup with her long time partner 2 years ago. get a grip.

989 days ago


Just another foul mouthed comic who can't get a laugh with decency. I don't know who Gervais is, and don't care.

989 days ago


Jodie Foster has more talent in one finger than Gervais has in his entire body, which includes his large mouth.

He isn't very funny but apparently the Americans believe that a British accent plus some nasty attacks on various members of the audience is considered comedy. Well it isn't and when I think back to the real comedians - well Mr. Gervais is just a joke himself.

989 days ago
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