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Ricky Gervais pokes fun at Jodie Foster’s sexuality on Golden Globes

The Beaver

“The Hollywood Foreign Press have warned me that if I insult you or cause any controversy, they would invite me back next year…. I’m not to libel anyone. And I must not mention Mel Gibson this year. Not his private life, his politics, his recent films or especially not Jodie Foster’s Beaver. I haven’t seen it myself. I’ve spoken to a lot of guys — they haven’t seen it either but that doesn’t mean it’s not good.

Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais in his opening monologue, referring to Jodie Foster’s film “The Beaver.” The loaded comment has sparked speculation in the press if Gervais publicly outed Foster, who is notoriously silent about her sexual orientation. (

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