Jodie Foster teases Globes audience about 'coming out'

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    SimondB

    Who actually cares? It's common knowledge.

  • -1

    Lizz

    The Cecil B. DeMille award is one of the highest honors a cinematic actor in Hollywood can receive. I personality don't think this was a remotely appropriate time for anyone to talk about their family, privacy, sexual orientation and whatever else they have been holding in for 50 years in the confusing and defensive way that she did it.

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    LiveInTokyo

    On the button SimonB. You'd think that in this day and age, no one would care. If she wants to be gay and have a girlfriend, good for her. I wish her the best but stories like this making the news .... let's move on to more interesting stuff.

  • 1

    Hiroicci

    Without Ricky Gervais as host, very few people seem to have cared about the ceremony itself anyway.

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    paulinusa

    She could have ignored it as in the past (and nobody would have cared either) but she chose to play it up somewhat. So draw your own conclusions. Milking it for publicity maybe?

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    m6bob

    Yawn...who cares a shxt. Many are brave enough to announce it, why is she not brave enough? Lack of self confidence? Unsure of herself? Afraid of the repercussions?

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    The passage

    Wow, she doesn't look 50! It's annoying that in 2013 people still care about sexual orientation. It really doesn't matter, and especially not relating to her career. The fact that people think that she should be a role model for lesbians is a damning indictment of our pathetically discriminatory society. How about just being a role model - for everyone? Anyway, congrats on the award - fantastic actress imho.

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    FPSRussia

    I don't need to know if she likes "liquor" or not. She's a good actress and that's all that matters. Far as I'm concerned, those in Hollywood owe me nothing more than their best performance in regards to the ticket price.

  • 1

    whiskeysour

    Yawn !!!!!

  • -3

    JeffLee

    If wanted to keep her life private, why did she opt to become a Hollywood actress? She should have been an accountant or librarian if privacy means so much to her.

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    Vernie Jefferies

    I wonder if John Hinckley Jr. did a face palm after watching her speech?

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    The passage

    @JeffLee

    If wanted to keep her life private, why did she opt to become a Hollywood actress? She should have been an accountant or librarian if privacy means so much to her.

    Why can't actors/actresses have a private life? This is the reason I'm not an actor. Well, that and the fact I have no acting talent.

  • -1

    lostrune2

    Hahaha, "Taxi Driver" turned her against men!

  • 0

    konjo4u

    It makes sense now. The silence of the lambs.

    Taxii. David Hinckley. Robert D'Niro.

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    SushiSake3

    I started watching her speech, then the rambling started and I fell asleep after about the 8th minute....zzzzz

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    JeffLee

    Why can't actors/actresses have a private life?

    They do have private lives. But they have also chosen a profession that requires them to be watched by hundreds of millions of people. Their jobs invariably turn them into celebrities, whether they like it or not.

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    The passage

    They do have private lives. But they have also chosen a profession that requires them to be watched by hundreds of millions of people. Their jobs invariably turn them into celebrities, whether they like it or not.

    Yep, on the screen at cinema's or on TV's - that doesn't translate into a need for the public to know their private lives, why should it? Only the general noseyness of people who then buy junk/gossip papers like "People", etc drive the paparazzi to endlessly pursue such celebrities. It really should be a crime to harass people like that, and no, it is NOT in the true sense of "public interest".

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    Tiger_In_The_Hermitage

    Whats with "coming out" all of a sudden everyone is "coming out"....

  • 0

    Tamarama

    I care not.....

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    Maria

    Not a relevant topic? You don't care? Bored? Whatever? Well good for you. If only the world were with you...

    Less than 50 years ago, homosexuality in the UK was illegal - an arrestable offence. I don't know the dates for the US, but I know it was a case for incarceration in prison or a mental institution, and 'therapy'.

    Youngsters in the countries you are from have been bullied, driven to suicide and beaten to death, within recent decades - recent years, even. In some countries being gay is still illegal, punishable by imprisonment, whipping, execution.

    Whether you like to admit it or not, homosexuals are still discriminated against. People still lose friends, relatives, jobs when they come out.

    For many gay people, when a respected person in the public eye brings up this topic ( which many of you feel is - meh, nothing worth talking about) it is a very big deal. It can change an opinion, an attitude, a life.

    Ms Foster no doubt agrees with many of you, that it's nobody's business who any of us sleeps with . But at age 50, pretty much all of her life in the public eye and in the closet, she is still at the top of her game, and should be able to say what she bloody well likes when she receives a lifetime achievement award!

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    cracaphat

    A 20s or even a 30s Jodie letting it be known would stimulate people.But in your 50s? On a need to know basis there. And no-one needed to know confirmation.That's like Armstrong and his fessing up. We knew.

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    Fadamor

    I don't watch movies based on the sexual preferences of the actors. Heck, I've often said that I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body. I TOTALLY "get" lesbianism. Nor do I watch movies based on the religious views of the actors. I think Scientology is a crock, but I'll still watch a Tom Cruise or John Travolta movie if it sounds good. In short, the personal lives of actors do not affect me in the slightest.

    I have no issue with her thanking her partner of 20 years. The ceremony was to award a lifetime achievement award, and Jodie received the support of her partner for almost half of her career. Thanking her in the acceptance speech is entirely appropriate.

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    sfjp330

    Maybe in the entertainment business, there are more open gays. However, there isn't a single openly gay CEO in the Fortune 1000, that is not to say there are no gay CEOs in that group. There is the fear factor. The companies are afraid consumers will boycott if they know the company is led by a gay CEO. The Corporations are very conservative, and the bigger the business is, the more conservative it is. The last thing anyone in a position like the CEO wants to do is negatively impact the company they work every day to promote.

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    zichi

    @sfjp330

    Maybe in the entertainment business, there are more open gays. However, there isn't a single openly gay CEO in the Fortune 1000, that is not to say there are no gay CEOs in that group.

    Apple CEO, Tim Cook

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    Wolfpack

    I don't care about the sexuality of any Hollywood personality - thanks Jodie - for not sharing yours with the world.

    Can't believe she is 50 already!

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