Jodie Foster's 'Coming Out' Speech at the Globes: Stirring, Strange or Simply Scolding?

No matter how you felt about Jodie Foster’s speech accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday Night’s Golden Globe Awards, you can’t exactly call it boring.

In a freewheeling, nearly seven-minute talk, Foster publicly acknowledged that she is, in fact, a lesbian, explaining how she’d already come out to friends and family “back in the stone age,” publicly thanking her “heroic coparent, ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life” Cydney Bernard, and expressing pride in her “modern family.”

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But Foster also used her moment at the podium to reject the idea that being an actress means the public is entitled to a press conference or a reality show chroniciling her personal life. “You guys might be surprised, but I am not Honey Boo Boo Child,” she said. Foster also noted that after spending her childhood as a public figure, she’d learned to value privacy above all else.

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Check out video of the full speech below, then tell us what you thought of Foster’s watercooler moment. Did it make you laugh or cry or roll your eyes? Was it brave or a decades-late cop-out? Take our poll below, then hit the comments and expand on your thoughts!


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