“Well, you know, it was more like a roast,” he told TMZ photographers over the weekend.
Pressed again about his thoughts on Gervais, Travolta repeated, “Well, it’s a roast, you know?”
In addition to insulting Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey Jr and Angelina Jolie during the show, Gervais made a homosexual joke in reference to “famous Scientologists.”
“Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor — two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay, so the complete opposite of some famous scientologists then,” Gervais said before adding, “My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke. They’re not here.”
Although the names were not mentioned, Travolta is a well-known Scientologist. After Gervais’ joke, the audience broke into an uncomfortable laughter.