Anderson Cooper says he's gay, and no one is shocked
by, 2nd July 2012 at 08:48 PM (1370 Views)
Anderson was the only person in America who didn't realize how transparent the walls of his closet were.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...,1530321.storyCNN anchor Anderson Cooper has announced that he is gay. (Or perhaps we should say he has confirmed what virtually everyone with an Internet connection and access to gossip blogs has assumed.)Finally!I’ve always wondered why he never discussed this sooner. The host of both “Anderson Cooper 360” on CNN and a syndicated daytime talk show, he’s smart, popular, handsome and respected. Surely none of his jobs -- or his reputation as a globe-trotting news correspondent -- would be endangered by an announcement that he is gay. It’s not as if he were a movie star who worried that his career as a romantic leading man would be crippled by such an announcement. What did he have to fear by coming out?
Nothing, he tells Daily Beast writer Andrew Sullivan, who is also gay. After an intriguing Entertainment Weekly article on more and more gay celebrities coming out with less and less fuss, Sullivan invited Cooper to comment. In a thoughtful, even elegant, response, Cooper laid out his own reasons for not discussing publicly, until now, his sexual orientation: privacy as well as safety when reporting from danger zones. However, he added that he is happy and comfortable being gay and did not hide it from friends, family and colleagues. And speaking of his personal life, he said, “I love, and I am loved.”He decided to forgo his privacy when he realized his not talking about it was giving "the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something.”0 Thanks, 0 Likes, 0 Dislikes
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