Rashida Jones has gotten some flak for some comments she made recently about John Travolta and has decided to issue a public apology.
In an interview with the Spinning Platters website last week, the topic of celebrities “coming out” was brought up. When her Celeste and Jesse Forever co-writer Will McCormack stated that “there needs to be, like, a professional athlete that comes out,” Jones replied that it should be a “movie star.” She added, “Like John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this.”
Some figured Jones was just stating the obvious truth, but apparently she got some criticism as well, so she took to her Twitter Tuesday to apologize. She wrote, “Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta. I sincerely apologize. Nobody’s personal life is my business.”
Forget that her remarks reflect what many people believe about Travolta, I do think it was a smart idea to apologize and do a little social media damage control.