Her words! Not ours!
Neither has Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones. During a recent interview, the actress openly admired Frank Ocean's courage for coming out and expressed hopes that more celebrities would do the same.
"A movie star. Like John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this."
While she was thrilled that both Ocean and Anderson Cooper decided to be honest with the public about their sexual orientation, Jones continued to reiterate the importance of "big stars" coming out of the closet by adding:
"Let’s be honest: Anderson Cooper is a TV personality. Like Neil Patrick Harris — okay, yes, it’s great that he came out, but (A) these are both men who have lived in the gay community for a long time and I think everyone suspected, and (B) there’s something about these iconic stars, people who are almost godlike. 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. But big stars need to come out. Ricky Martin was huge. That was big; I was really happy about that."
We're happy when anybody decides to be true to themselves.
If John really is hiding that part of himself from the public (and his wife), we're sure it's not easy, and we hope he finds the courage to do what so many others in Hollywood have done.
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