John Travolta doesn’t know ‘a ton’ about #MeToo: ‘I’m a citizen of the globe’

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Gotti' - Photocall

Here are some additional photos of John Travolta and his dusty wiglet at the Cannes Film Festival. He was in Cannes to promote Gotti, the biopic where he plays (you guessed it) John Gotti. I remember how long this project has been rattling around Hollywood – at one point, Lindsay Lohan was attached to it, remember? Anyway, Travolta ended up in a Cannes presser and he was asked about the #MeToo movement. Keep in mind that years before the #MeToo movement took off, Travolta’s victims were coming forward and telling their stories to various tabloids. Travolta sexually harasses and assaults men, usually men who work as masseurs. There’s a long history of men suing him in civil court and/or telling their stories to whoever will listen. Travolta is not a good person. So this is what happened when he was asked about #MeToo:

The moderator did ask Travolta about his feelings on the #MeToo movement and “what’s happening in Hollywood right now” — a conversation, of course, that has been a big topic at Cannes, where 82 women marched on the festival’s red carpet to highlight the lack of female filmmaker representation over the years and festival director Thierry Frémaux signed a charter pledging the festival would, among other things, take steps toward gender parity on its executive board.

“I honestly don’t know a ton about it, because I try my best to keep people equal — men, women, races,” Travolta responded. “My father was brilliant at it. He had a global viewpoint. I’m a citizen of the globe, and I’m a citizen of groups and people.”

He segued into the topic of protest, saying he typically viewed it as a “last resort,” and questioned its usefulness.

“Protest is valid. But how do you measure — how do you differentiate the moment where it becomes invalid?” Travolta asked. “It’s an art, almost, to say, ‘OK, let’s protest, but we’ve achieved that here and these particular rights. Now, let’s get smart about how we use that … protest so it doesn’t get into an irrational perspective.’ If we go back to the humanities of being each other’s friends and wanting and caring at a deep level, then we’ll make it. But it’s a dwindling spiral out there.”

[From The LA Times]

I just… I mean… WTF? “I’m a citizen of the globe, and I’m a citizen of groups and people” he says when he’s asked about victims of harassment and assault coming forward to tell their stories. It’s almost like – hear me out – he’s trying to say, in a really shady, roundabout way, that people telling their #MeToo stories are narrow-minded and parochial. That if people were just citizens of the globe, they would understand that sometimes you get assaulted by movie stars on the massage table. Ugh. Travolta is such a douche.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Gotti' - Photocall

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  1. ElleBee says:

    Wow he aged like milk on a warm day

  2. NoShame says:

    That was the Travolta Word Salad. A citizen of the globe? You mean a globe in which women are mistreated in countries all over that damn globe? He makes it sound like this is simply an American issue and he’s so much bigger than just America.

    Someone please tell this little wiglet that women are also “groups of people”. And then cancel this b!tch.

  3. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’m telling you, he’s sparring with his thetan. You can’t even call that word salad as it’s more than tossed. “How do you differentiate the moment where it becomes invalid?” I mean…come. On. When have civil liberties ever been irrelevant? And how did we attain measures of civil liberties? He’s a douchey tool trying to sound intelligent and thoughtful.

  4. ocjulia says:

    He doesn’t want to discuss this because he’s part of the problem. Several men have accused him sexual harassment and battery. Somehow, the stories all just…go away.

    • ElleBee says:

      I thought the same thing…it was said years ago that he had a penchant for assaulting his masseurs

    • Nicole says:

      Yep. He’s gross

    • Athyrmose says:

      Came here to post something similar. Glad to see someone beat me to it.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yes, this was mentioned on the Travolta (REvolta) thread yesterday. but people were too busy talking about how great his wig looked to talk about how he’s a predator.

  5. Renee says:

    This is classic Scientology BS: you are to blame yourself for any wrongdoing done to you. Pathetic! He speaks in vague generalizations that mean nothing like all scientologists. He is the worst kind of abuser who talks a lot & says nothing.

  6. Maum says:

    Such Scieno BS. I remember Tom Cruise making similar comment about race when Jamie Foxx was his BFF.
    He actually said he didn’t see colour and didn’t even realise his son was biracial.

    It’s such a faux-enlightened narcissistic way to dismiss issues.
    I don’t see it= doesn’t affect me, don’t care, moving on.

    • lucy2 says:

      My first thought too – Scientology mumbo jumbo.

      No excuses – he has a wife in the business. He has a daughter. He’s a conscious human being who surely has not been living under a rock this past year.
      But he’s ducking the question too because of the past accusations against him, and not wanting to rock the boat in his cult.

  7. Carol says:

    What is he trying to say? I understand tge “citizen of the globe” comment but everything after that made no sense.

  8. Turtle says:

    Remember when a photographer caught him kissing a guy on the lips as he was boarding a private jet? This was some years ago. The explanation was that he is “European” and that’s just how Citizens of the World do things.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      but, but, but….that was just his nanny!

      I mean, EVERY guy I know who has a male nanny kisses him like that as they board their private jet.


  9. zeddy says:

    It’s a good thing women are raped and murdererd around the globe then 🙄🙄🙄

  10. ariel says:

    Classic scientology victim blaming. They teach victims bring things on themselves and abuse is a result of something the victim is doing wrong. So powerful, abusive men reign unchecked. It is disgusting.
    Along with the photos and lawsuit and photos of Travolta sexually harassing men, some ex-scientology bigwigs (rinder or rathburn) have talked about being sent out to “handle” and silence Travolta’s accusers.
    He is vile. So disappointing.

  11. kate says:

    He is a citizen of the globe, … more like an abuser of the globe.

  12. velourazure says:

    What’s with the Steve Bannon double shirts?

  13. starkiller says:

    I just read his statement three times and I am still unable to make any sense of his comments whatsoever. He sounds drunk or drugged. I’m not scrolling past those pictures of that dead animal on his head to try to read it again.

  14. aenflex says:

    Um, doesn’t he mean Galaxy?