In an article on The Daily Beast published this morning by his friend, the journalist Andrew Sullivan, CNN reporter Anderson Cooper has finally come out of the closet as gay. Though it’s been an open secret for years and, as he explains, Cooper has realized that he did not want to seem as if he was hiding his homosexuality out of shame. You can read Anderson’s beautiful coming-out email, published with permission, in part below and it continues after the jump:
I’ve always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly. As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn’t matter. I’ve stuck to those principles for my entire professional career, even when I’ve been directly asked “the gay question,” which happens occasionally. I did not address my sexual orientation in the memoir I wrote several years ago because it was a book focused on war, disasters, loss and survival. I didn’t set out to write about other aspects of my life.
Recently, however, I’ve begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh personal and professional principle. It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something – something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true. Keep reading »
I support all forms of self-love, but Nadine, the”Anderson” guest who married herself, makes me feel uncomfortable. If you’re really owning that you’re responsible for your own happiness and committed to finding everything you need within yourself, there’s no need for a public ceremony to prove it. There are other less ostentatious ways to celebrate self-growth and self-acceptance. I think being truly comfortable with yourself means it not being such a big issue in your day-to-day existence. Nadine still seems raw about her past issues — she tears up while talking about them. Her self-marriage seems more like a band-aid on an open wound than a celebration. I’m sorry, but this reeks of attention-whoredom to me, as Anderson Cooper seems to insinuate. Keep reading »
Anderson Cooper is a late to the “Human Barbie” mom parade, but kudos to him for prioritizing Meow the morbidly obese stray cat (RIP, Meow!) over the woman who taught her seven-year-old to pole dance and then gave her a boob job voucher.
Yesterday Anderson publicly shamed “Human Barbie” Sarah Burge for bringing her 17-year-old to get Botox, supposedly so the girl won’t sweat while dancing. (Barbies don’t sweat, you see.) Burge said she’d rather take her teen for Botox than having her go “underground” to “a voodoo witch doctor.”
And that’s when Anderson got huffy. [YouTube]
Look! It’s two of my all-time fave things ever: Meow, the morbidly obese stray cat, and Anderson Cooper. They’re having a moment. That’s a lot of pussy in Anderson’s lap! Maybe even the most pussy that’s ever been there. In any case, what do you think Anderson said to lil’ ol’ Meow as they shared a private moment on the set of “Anderson”? My guess: “I know a couple of bears that would just EAT YOU UP! No Meow, not THOSE kind of bears.”
Anderson Cooper just can’t contain his laughter! The ”Anderson Cooper 360″ host’s giggles got the best of him (again!) last night on his show — where it got so bad, he actually had to walk off-camera.
The chuckles started during a segment about Dyngus Day, the Polish holiday marking the end of Lent. Watch the video!
I’m sorry, I’m sorry for doing this to you. Because once you see something like this, you can’t unsee it. A grown ass woman wearing a child’s pageant costume is a terrible, terrible thing and I’m really, really sorry. But at the same time, I felt duty-bound to let you know that “Coupon Queen” June and daughter Alana will be appearing on “Anderson” in matching outfits. That is all. Click for one more pick after the jump. [Buzzfeed]
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