Out comedian Margaret Cho explained in a recent HuffPost Live interview that it's okay to discuss John Travolta's sexuality because he's in no danger of being bullied.

Roughly 18 months ago, Cho created controversy when she called Travolta “so gay.”

“John Travolta is so gay,” Cho is quoted as telling an audience by the UK tabloid Daily Mail. “I'm going to get in trouble but I'll just tell you. 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.”

“I feel bad for him, because I know he would be much happier if he could just come out. But he can't.

On the set of Face/Off Travolta “was so pampered and so taken care of, it was the closest I have ever been to being in the presence of a king,” she said, then joked, “Or a queen, actually.”

“But I felt bad for him because he was so gay and couldn't be out about it.”

Cho told HuffPost Live that she had not violated Travolta's trust by speaking publicly about his sexuality.

“That was a weird kind of thing because I don't think [Travolta] is in danger of being bullied,” she said. “He didn't even share it with me – it's more that is the way that he is. And I felt bad and wanted to express the sorrow that I felt that here's somebody who is so great and has an amazing side of himself that he can't really share. I don't think that he's in danger of being hurt... somebody that's living in a conservative community would need that kind of protection or silence.”

“I mean, he's not in the same league as anybody I would be talking to. This is another level of kinda of iconography that I'll never even understand. It's almost like he's not even really a person, he's like a super being.”