Margaret Cho on John Travolta: He is Oscar Wilde gay, but he can’t come out (Video)

By | May 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 11 comments | Audio/Video, News | Tags: ,

On a recent tour stop in Australia, comedian Margaret Cho told her audience about her experiences working with John Travolta on the 1997 movie Face/Off. While Cho was never disparaging toward the actor during her bit, she did reveal her thoughts on the ongoing rumors about his sexuality and allegations that he sexually assaulted a handful of men.

“He is so gay. He’s not just gay. He doesn’t just like men. He’s like Oscar Wilde gay— like Lord Byron gay,” Cho says. “And I feel bad for him because I know he would be much happier if he could just come out. But he can’t.”

“I know him well because I did a movie with him and I worked with him for a year,” says Cho, a longtime gay rights activist who’s happily in an open marriage. You can watch the full video below.

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  • OscarChilde

    I bet he’d be surprised to hear that she “knows him well” from having a line in one of his movies fifteen years ago. HA!

  • Kevin Sharpe

    Sheesh…shes a comedian…she tells jokes.

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  • Crni_Vuk

    Who cares whether Travolta is homosexual or not. It’s his business. As for Byron, I don’t know if he was a switch hitter or not, but “She Walks in Beauty” has gotten me closer to a whole lot of girls, so whatever he was, I am in his debt.

  • LindaB132

    How could she possibly know he is gay, unless she saw him engaged in sexual acts with other men. She can only be relying upon behaviours she sees as stereo typically gay which is pretty homophobic behaviour. Also Lord Byron was about as gay as Wilt Chamberlain, which is to say not at all they where both rampant womanizers. Maybe she should stick dick jokes and leave literary references to someone how might have read a book at some point.

  • steve

    I bet if Margaret Cho was in the closet and someone said that about her she would be furious.

  • nninnio

    Isn’t this the same woman who in her earlier comedic days had a bit about how her boyfriend threatened to kill himself if she broke up with him – and when she saw him a couple of weeks later said “Hey, I thought we had a deal?”

    Funny stuff. But I guess she dropped it now that she is an activist and suicide is suddenly so unpopular as comedy material.

  • Kathy Shaidle

    Lord Byron wasn’t gay. Quite the opposite. Good to keep in mind next time she bashed “ignorant” rightwingers.

    • bob

      There is still some debate over if he was bisexual since there are evidences of hi dalliances with men even if he did have affairs with women. Remember he was a “dandy” after all.

  • Lodger X-Lodger

    The Scientologists hierarchy would have him killed if he came out… plain and simple. He wouldn’t just lose his career and wife.. they would literally assassinate him…. Hm… maybe his son was going to squeal on him….

  • Jeanette Smith Lamb

    He could come out, anyone can. He chooses not to probably 1. because he loves his wife, even if isn’t a husband/wife love 2. He fears it would ruin his career. Damn, can you imagine what a badass rockstar he would be if he did it??

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