John Travolta's Claims About Gay Rumors Don't Make Sense

John TravoltaPoor John Travolta, if he's not mispronouncing the names of celebrities at big moments (Adele Dazeem, really, John??), then he's having his sexuality questioned. Okay, well, not just questioned. More like assaulted. I've lost track of the amount of dudes who have come forward to claim they either had sex with John or got molested by John. Through it all, he's been mostly silent, but his apparently happy marriage to Kelly Preston seems to firmly plant him in the You people crazy, I'm not gay category. But with a new movie, The Forger, coming out (so to speak), JT can't avoid those gay questions forever. And, surprisingly, he actually spoke about them to The Daily Beast.


The Daily Beast's intrepid reporter (with the awesomely reporterish name of Marlow Stern) WENT THERE. Yes, he buttered up John by flattering his long career and then went in for the kill -- hitting him up with the thing we all want to know. Is John gay or whut?!

Okay, he didn't put it like that. He was much nicer about it. (That's what you have to do if you don't want a subject storming off.) Here is what John had to say about those gay rumors:

This is every celebrity’s Achilles' heel. It’s just about people wanting money. That’s all. It happens on many levels. Also, I don’t care that much about it. Other people may attack it back more than I do, but I let all the media stuff go a long time ago because I can’t control it. I think that’s why it persists, to some degree.

Erm, okay. Hey, I'm certainly not going to sit here and pretend I know more about someone's sexuality than he himself knows. And it would be terrible to constantly have something so personal to you questioned and bandied about in the press.

BUT. That said, it's NOT every celebrity's Achilles' heel. Like I can't remember anyone ever claiming that Tom Hanks is secretly gay. Nor has any guy ever come forward to say that, oh, I dunno, Harrison Ford once grabbed his sock puppet on the massage table.

Sure, maybe there's a "pile on" effect with John -- once one person comes forward, that celeb is seen as an easy target, and more do, even if the allegations are false.

But John is fooling himself if he thinks every celebrity goes through this. They don't. Hell, even the actually gay celebs, like Jodie Foster, Ellen Page, or Matt Bomer, had less gay rumors than John.

So, I dunno. I guess the question is whose business is it anyway? John, be gay, not gay, or somewhere in between. Just learn to pronounce Idina Menzel.

What do you think about what John says?


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