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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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31.

Ruth    

The problem wasn't the so-called comment about Jodie Foster, a brilliant actress and intelligent woman who has more talent in one finger than Mr. Gervais has in his entire body (including his over large mouth).

The problem is that Gergais simply isn't that funny. Sometimes he hits the mark, usually by attacking other people, but genuinely funny like some of the great comedians - absolutely not. Still he will continue to get these gigs for years to come because apparently being British with a dirty mouth is popular in Hollywood.

918 days ago
32.

paul a.    

Im a huge fan of TMZ, but Harvey youre own insecurities about being gay shine through in your product.

It's no big deal, but people have to be able to talk, joke and yes, even disrespect it. "Gay" shouldnt be a subject matter we have to avoid.

918 days ago
33.

Grouchy Smurf    

Can't really "out" someone who wasn't "in" to begin with. Everybody knows Jodie is a lesbian and nobody cares.

The real question is: When is Ricky going to come out of the closet? I wonder if he'll find it humorous when he is outed by some untalented comedian. I'm going to guess he won't find it amusing at all.

918 days ago
34.

Angie2Angie    

Yeah, it was offensive, but hey----it was just an awards show.

903 days ago
35.

Angie2Angie    

PS:.... and yes, everybody already knows that Jodie is (and always WAS) a Lesbian.

Why doesn't she just come-out and own it?

903 days ago
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