Did Rashida Jones really need to apologize to John Travolta?

The most beautiful nurse in all of Pawnee, IN, Rashida Jones made a comment in a recent interview during the Celeste and Jesse Forever press tour that has been considered a rare gaffe by the loveable actress.

While she and co-star Will McCormack were speaking with the website Spinning Platters, the topic of Frank Ocean — the pop star who recently came out of the closet — McCormack said, Jones said, “There needs to be, like, a professional athlete that comes out.” And Jones chimed in: “A movie star. Like John Travolta? Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this.”

The Parks and Recreation star and co-writer of the aforementioned flick has taken to her Twitter account to apologize for the comment stating that she “Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta. I sincerely apologize. Nobody’s personal life is my business.”

While Jones clearly didn’t say anything that most people in the world aren’t already thinking, it may have not been the best idea to call out a specific person during an interview. Did she need to apologize? No! Worse things have and will be said about Travolta. But she probably felt a bit of heat from the public and made the decision to address the matter since it was an uncharacteristic remark for the actress during an interview.

What do you guys think? Was Jones out of line? Was an apology necessary?

Chelsea Dallas Falato

Chelsea spends her days employed by a small entertainment company in New Jersey making mix CDs while listening to comedy podcasts. Her nights are spent watching more television than any one person should. Also, she's on Twitter (@chelseadallas).

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