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Many have speculated about John Travolta’s sexual orientation and Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones joked about it in a recent interview. She has since apologized for the comment, saying that his personal life is none of her business.
In an interview with Spinning Platters, Jones, the 36-year-old daughter of Quincy Jones, and her Celeste and Jesse Forever co-star and co-writer Will McCormack were asked about an obsession she has with Frank Ocean.
“There needs to be, like, a professional athlete that comes out,” McCormack said.
“And a movie star! It’s time,” Jones suggested.
“Yeah, like a big one.”
Jones then suggested, “A movie star. Like John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this.”
According to E! News, Jones took to Twitter on Tuesday to apologize for the comment. “Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta,” she wrote. “I sincerely apologize. Nobody's personal life is my business.”
Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta.I sincerely apologize.Nobody's personal life is my business.
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) August 14, 2012
In the interview, Jones praised Ocean for coming out. The Channel Orange singer made headlines when he posted a letter online that revealed that his first love was a man.
“Because with someone like Frank Ocean, yes, it’s fantastic that he did what he did and his letter was so beautiful, and he’s in such close proximity to all these rappers so he’s battling homophobia just by being honest,” she said. “But big stars need to come out. Ricky Martin was huge. That was big; I was really happy about that.”
Travolta’s sexuality has been in question particularly as of late, since several masseurs filed lawsuits against him earlier this year.