The Record/Herald News contacted CreagerCole Communications the day after this year’s Golden Globe Awards to get our reaction to Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech, after she received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.
Foster’s comments, which stretched nearly seven minutes long, had exploded the twitterverse, and other social media sites, and caused a huge buzz across news outlets across the globe. What prompted the stir was Foster’s compelling, meandering and enigmatic acknowledgement of being gay.
“There are a wide variety of opinions about her speech, but the bottom line is, she came out in her own way, and in her own time, and I believe that’s all we can ask of anyone, celebrity or not,” said Cindi Creager, a New York City-based media trainer and media relations expert with career experience in the news industry and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) organizations.
“She picked an important occasion to do so, while receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes, it doesn’t get much more high profile than that,” said Creager. “Choosing that platform clearly furthered the reach of her message. … This kind of revelation from a person of Foster’s stature, and on such a large stage, helps to increase awareness and acceptance of LGBT lives.”
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