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Celebrities respond to Jodie Foster's Golden Globes 'coming out' speech

Posted by David Zimmerman  January 14, 2013 02:58 PM

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While accepting the Cecil B. Demille award at the Golden Globes Sunday night actress Jodie Foster revealed what many have know for years…that she is a lesbian.

"While I’m here being all confessional, I just have the sudden urge to say something I’ve never been able to air in public,” said Foster. “A declaration that I’m a little nervous about. Not quite as nervous as my publicist, huh, Jennifer? But uh, you know, I’m just going to put it out there. Loud and proud. I’m going to need your support. I am -- single!" she continued.

"I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the Stone Age. In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends, and family, coworkers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her."

Foster concluded by adding, "If you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe you, too, would value privacy above all else."

A host of celebrities have commented on her speech including former Red Sox player Jose Canseco who, apparently, was so moved that he would like to become a lesbian too!

Here are a few celebrity tweets:

Jose Canseco:

Wow Jodie Foster at golden globes makes me want to join the lesbians

Marlee Matlin:

Pure Jodie, rightfully defending her privacy while doing it with brains and a smile. She is pure class.

Kathy Griffin:

Yep, the Jodie Foster speech got me. Well done lady.

Richard Dreyfuss:

Jodi Foster is one of the most amazing actresses of all time. More than that she is one of the most amazing people.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson:

Jodie Foster. You are perfection. I love you.

Ricky Martin:

Jodi Foster On your terms. Its your time! Not before nor after. Its when it feels right!

Emmy Rossum:

Jodie Foster is an inspiration. Incredible speaker. So moving.

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