Comedian Margaret Cho on Thursday
explained why she is willing to out actor John Travolta as gay.
In May, while performing her stand up
act in Australia, Cho called Travolta “so gay.”
“He's not just gay. He doesn't just
like men. He is like Oscar Wilde gay, like Lord Byron gay. That
kind of crazy, incredibly flamboyant gay,” she told her audience.
Cho defended the joke in an interview
Live host John Zepps, saying that such a revelation shouldn't
hurt Travolta's established career.
“I don't think that John Travolta is
in any danger of bullying,” Cho said. “I really think that he's
somehow protected by just the sheer number of years he's been here.
I think when you're an older person like that you can sort of hold
your own in a playground. Maybe.”
“What would it hurt” for a seasoned
celebrity to come out gay?
“Does it like hurt their legacy? I
don't think so,” she said.
“I'm just disappointed also that
Liberace never came out of the closet. And that he always tried to
maintain this position that he was attracted to older women. When I
know that that glitter blind semen-reddened eye had never come to
rest on a vagina in his entire piano life.” (The video is embedded
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