Friday, December 14, 2007
IS JODIE FOSTER GAY?
CNN ran this story today, "Is Jodie Foster Gay?"
How relevant is the question?
Does she need to come out?
I do not know that Jodie Foster needs to confirm or deny that she is gay. In my opinion is isn't important.
It doesn't change the fact that over 4,000 American servicemen and women have died in the Iraq War or that there are millions of Americans without health care. Homeless people are not sheltered and children do not go to bed with a full belly because she announces she is gay. Her "lesbian proclamation" doesn't give the elderly reasonably priced prescription drugs or a lower income high school senior a college education.
In my opinion, no prominent gay person is obligated to "come out" unless they wish to for their own reasons. They are under no obligation anymore than average Joe the butcher or Jane the bank teller.
It is personal - no public declarations are necessary, and I disagree with those that say they NEED to do it to become role models.
In their private lives celebrities live their lives as honestly as they choose, on their terms, not on the terms of the media or society.
Is Jodie Foster gay - Well Probably!
Does she need to shout it from a rooftop - it is her decision.
Posted by Gpawilli at 10:03 PM