According to comedian Margaret Cho, she
never outed John Travolta as gay because his sexual orientation is”so
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 herself in an interview
with gay blog Queerty.
“You know, I would hope that he would
be able to be himself. It's not even like I'm outing him, because
it's so obvious. That's like outing Liberace. All I'm doing is
taking public speculation and joining it with what I know to be
true,” she said.
On Travolta's marriage to actress Kelly
Preston, Cho said that it “works for them.”
“I think they are legitimately a
family. But this is not about that. That is about whether or not
celebrities have a responsibility to come out. Especially when their
private lives are under such scrutiny. That's sort of me outlining
his choices, as opposed to me accusing him of anything or outing him.
… Ultimately, I think he's a good guy, and I think he is suffering,
and it's sad for somebody like that, who has made such a big
contribution to film and to pop culture, who's made to live under
this guise of heterosexuality. I'm actually on his side.”
Fisher to John Travolta: We know you're gay.)