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Stars Salute Jodie Foster for 'Coming Out' Speech at 2013 Golden Globes

January 15, 2013, 1:41 am GMT

Rosie O'Donnell calls the 'Panic Room' actress' speech 'amazing,' as Emmy Rossum tweets, 'Jodie Foster is an inspiration. Incredible speaker. So moving.'



Jodie Foster has garnered reactions from fellow celebrities for addressing her sexuality without explicitly saying it at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. Taking to their own Twitter pages, most of the stars gave a thumb up to her "coming out" speech.

Rosie O'Donnell, for instance, wrote, "Jodie Foster - rather amazing speech." Kathy Griffin declared herself a big fan of the "Carnage" actress, "I'm a big #JodieFoster fan, especially 2nite. Her speech tells LGBT youth: America has evolved, b proud of who u are!"

Jesse Tyler Ferguson applauded her, "Jodie Foster. You are perfection. I love you," Emmy Rossum called her "an inspiration. Incredible speaker. So moving," while Marlee Matlin chimed in, "Jodie Foster at the #GoldenGlobes. Pure Jodie, rightfully defending her privacy while doing it with brains and a smile. She is pure class."

Ryan Murphy simply tweeted, "I love Jodie Foster so much," as Alan Cumming wrote, "Aww Jodie Foster, I would like to be your friend." Chelsea Clinton praised her for giving a great example, "Thank you #JodieFoster for sharing your grace & grit over 47 yrs, and most of all tonight."

Kristin Chenoweth also expressed her admiration for the 50-year-old actress, "I love Jodie Foster." Lacy Chabert tweeted, "Jodie Foster is truly a phenomenal talent. Well deserved!" and Adam Shankman added, "In the most beautiful and real way, Jodie Foster just stole the #goldenglobes."

Foster came out at the Sunday, January 13 ceremony when accepting lifetime achievement honor, the Cecil B. DeMille Award. "I hope you won't be disappointed that this is not some big coming out speech, because I did my coming out a thousand years ago back in the stone age, in those quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met," she said.

After complaining about lack of privacy for a public figure like her, she continued, "There is no way I could ever stand here without acknowledging one of the deepest loves of my life, my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul-sister in life, my confessor, ski buddy, conciliere, and BFF of 20 years, Cydney Bernard. I am so proud of our modern family, our amazing sons, Charlie and Kit, who are my reason to breathe and to evolve, my blood and soul."

Asked by E! Online on the red carpet before she took the stage of the prize-giving event, the star and director of "The Beaver" shared, "It didn't take me too long to write [the speech]." She added, "But there was a lot of whittling down. I had to do a lot of whittling down."

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