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Adoption-Happy Anderson Cooper Outed by John Edwards’ Favorite Tabloid

Does the story about Anderson Cooper’s plan to become a dad, by adopting a Haitian orphan, carry as much truth as Tila Tequila’s with-child claims? Actually more, because the National Enquirer says it’s so!

Because the Enquirer got the John Edwards sex scandal right, and before anyone else, the supermarket tabloid now has about two years worth of trust built up, where we’ll believe any plausible story. Including the one that, in a front page report, claims the CNN anchorman and partner Benjamin Maisani are adopting a child from Haiti, where Cooper has spent a few weeks reporting. (No word if it’s this boy.) And that they’ll be raising him in their new firehouse.

This report is, meanwhile, the most “mainstream” piece yet that outs Cooper as A Gay, notes Gawker. Which is significant — and also a sign of things to come. It took the rest of the media, what, only a year to finally report on the Edwards scandal after the tabloid’s first report? Great! See you in 2011 when Cooper’s wink-wink sexuality is still a bigger secret than a presidential candidate with a love child.

Then again, maybe the Enquirer‘s sources got their story mixed up with this Cooper-related Haitian adoption. Also: Baby stories help move tabloid magazines off newsstand shelves like fat boys loving cake.


UPDATE: Cooper denies the Enquirer‘s report … about adopting a baby, not moving in with his boyfriend: “While the plight of children in Haiti has touched us all, stories about me adopting a baby are completely false.”

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  • 124 Comments
    • Colin
      Colin

      I believe Anderson Cooper is truly touched by the devastation, and I believe he will be a wonderful father. My best wishes go out to him, his partner, and the child for a happy life together.

      As far as whether or not it’s true, I think a definitive answer may be to check to see if the child’s name has been placed on the potential admissions “waiting list” at the Dalton School.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Richard in DC
      Richard in DC

      If it’s true, then congratulations to them both! I think the most surprising thing in the whole article is that Gays and Lesbians are eligible to adopt children from Haiti. Perhaps I shouldn’t just assume that Caribbean nations with strong ties to Africa are patently homophobic. (Maybe you could learn something from this, Jamaica.)

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Luke
      Luke

      I can’t believe that, for the first time in my life, I might actually buy a copy of this rag – or at least get into a long check-out line where I’ll have time to read it before I get to the cashier.

      Good for Anderson and Ben. I wish them the best.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor
      Taylor

      Perhaps, now, Ben will have the Haitian flag tatooed on his other arm.

      Lucky kid. Good for them.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steff
      Steff

      Surely the best thing about this article is the way it’s been written?

      No, “ANDERSON COOPER IS GAY!” crap, but a simple mention of him and his boyfriend in paragraph 2.

      Normalised, at last!

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      I wonder if he’ll be like Rosie O’Donnell was on her show and pretend to be a single parent raising the child. (Meanwhile Kelly was at home raising all the kids while Rosie was out of town filming her show for years.) If it’s true congrats to the pair, the Enquirer was right about Edwards, Clay Aiken, Lewinski etc… but I wonder if Haiti will allow it with the child trafficing trial going on down there right now.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      I don’t know if it’s true, I thought they put a freeze on all new adoptions from Haiti for now? If it is true, that’s great, I’m really happy for them! Imagine how cool it must be to grow up in a firehouse.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CooperComeOUt
      CooperComeOUt

      Finally, a publication with the guts to print what we all know. I may actually buy the paper that is giving the established media a run for their money.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom in COS
      Tom in COS

      @Steff: I completely agree. The Enquirer is treating Cooper’s sexuality like a non-issue. Which is amazing!

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NOexcuses
      NOexcuses

      Let’s see how Cooper’s PR flaks and CNN’s publicity dept. react to this.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Artist
      The Artist

      Congratulations to the new daddies! Love is a great thing 2 share… I wish them Heaven! PEACELUVNBILD!

      Feb 4, 2010 at 11:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @NOexcuses: Why, are you expecting something huge? This story isn’t much different from NE’s previous stories on AC, and they usually give a “no comment”.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NOexcuses
      NOexcuses

      @Anne: Precisely Anne. A no-comment says so much more than an honest answer.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MachoMan
      MachoMan

      So, does this mean the queen is finally out? We will now seeing him shopping at Tors r us with Ricky Martin and his kids I guess.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • McShane
      McShane

      Maybe now Americans can worry about things that matter. Like the corporate takover of the government- whren it’s way too late.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @NOexcuses: “no comment” is not lying. He has a right to his privacy.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NOexcuses
      NOexcuses

      @Anne: I think you conveniently forget he is a public figure, and as such, when straight anchors get asked about their private lives, they comment on them. This sort of story just makes things worse, because he refuses to address the subject as if being gay were something bad. No, you don’t have a sound argument to convince me Anne.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CountMeOut
      CountMeOut

      I am sooooo bored with all the details about this queen’s rich and pampered life as a TV star. Enough!

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 15 · Anne said…
      @NOexcuses: “no comment” is not lying. He has a right to his privacy.
      ________________________

      Which privacy is that? Considering every single straight public figure out there is asked who they are dating, or how their wife or husband deals with being with somebody famous etc… it is only closeted gays who try to act like the fact of their having a social life is private. If you want to stay in the closet here is an idea, don’t spend years trying to become famous, don’t write books about being Gloria vanderbuilts son etc…

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SuckItBaby
      SuckItBaby

      yeah, this Anderson Pooter is a lying weasel! bet hes gonna get gangbanged in that firehouse.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • grammyme
      grammyme

      Legally this is impossible.
      Haiti does NOT allow single parent adoptions nor same-sex couple adoptions.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      When + if any gay person chooses to come out is their own business + I only make a big deal about their homosexuality being hidden if he/she is trying to make life worse for other gays. Anderson is not. Mind your own business, folks.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheAwfulTruth
      TheAwfulTruth

      @grammyme: he’ll probably buy the baby, like Madonna did in Malawi. Rich people play by other rules.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @Cam: Huh? There are plenty of famous people who don’t dish everything to the press, who are not gay. They’re all being asked, sure, but they don’t all tell. I think famous people owe it to us to do a good job at doing what they’re famous for, in Anderson’s case, being a journalist, but they don’t owe us giving up all privacy.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Comeoutwhereveryouare
      Comeoutwhereveryouare

      @fredo777: Wrong buddy. Were you around during the 80s when our fighting slogan was “Silence= Death”? Well, we are still fighting, and silence still equals death, in many ways. And either he’s with us, or he’s not. But he wants to have it both ways. No respect in my book.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FreddyMertz
      FreddyMertz

      Who would have thought that the “paper of record” would be the National Enquirer???!!! are cats sleeping with dogs now? lol

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MeDontGetIt
      MeDontGetIt

      Go National Enquirer, go! Who’s next on the list?

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @Comeoutwhereveryouare: This is not a “you’re either with us or you’re against us” situation, that’s way too simplistic. Anderson has brought more coverage for gay issues than a lot of anchors have, he is not homophobic, he is a nice, clever person, and anyone who has an interest in his personal life can see he has a boyfriend he’s happy with and they’re together in public all the time going on biking trips and the like. That’s not a bad image to have out there, I’d think.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @Comeoutwhereveryouare:

      Well, I’m sure he’ll sleep a little less easily when he learns that you don’t respect him, but my point still stands that he doesn’t owe us a public outing of himself.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      I looked it up, there is indeed a freeze on starting new adoptions right now, and even if there wasn’t, Haiti demands a couple to be married for 10 years before adopting, or the person adopting has to be a single woman of some age. Which I’m sure Anderson knows as well, so this doesn’t seem to be true.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adam
      adam

      @Cam:

      Considering every single straight public figure out there is asked who they are dating, or how their wife or husband deals with being with somebody famous etc… it is only closeted gays who try to act like the fact of their having a social life is private.

      That’s untrue. They get asked about their private life like Anderson has been asked but lots of straight celebrities don’t tell. Beyonce and Jay Z wouldn’t acknowledge they were dating for years and hid the rings after their marriage. There are a lot of private straight stars who refuse to say whether dating rumors are true, or what their marriages are like, or get mad about people photographing or writing about their kids.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 30 · adam said…
      @Cam:

      Considering every single straight public figure out there is asked who they are dating, or how their wife or husband deals with being with somebody famous etc… it is only closeted gays who try to act like the fact of their having a social life is private.

      That’s untrue. They get asked about their private life like Anderson has been asked but lots of straight celebrities don’t tell. Beyonce and Jay Z wouldn’t acknowledge they were dating for years and hid the rings after their marriage.
      _________________________

      Yes, but they were asked. Reporters and entertainment magazines like PEOPLE suuport the closet because they never even ask the question of Anderson. They all know he’s gay but never once in any interviews with Oprah….those interviews where he is talking about his skin cancer scare, about wanting children, about his family and mother etc…. never once was he asked about the men in his life, who he was dating etc… He could say “I don’t want to talk about it” but he is never even asked, so if anything, closet case celebs have even more privacy.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 23 · Anne said…
      @Cam: Huh? There are plenty of famous people who don’t dish everything to the press, who are not gay. They’re all being asked, sure, but they don’t all tell. I think famous people owe it to us to do a good job at doing what they’re famous for, in Anderson’s case, being a journalist, but they don’t owe us giving up all privacy.
      _________________________________

      If Anderson wasn’t whoring out his private life all over the place you may have a point. He wrote in his book all about his fathers death, growing up the child of a famous mother, his brothers suicide. On news programs and interviews he’s talked about going out to Studio 54 when he was only 10 years old, wanting children, skin cancer scares etc… So it’s interesting that you claim he should have his privacy when he has talked about every private area of his life…..except one. That isn’t somebody who wants privacy, that is somebody who thinks they have a dirty, shameful secret to hide.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlwaysGay
      AlwaysGay

      I hope these rumors are false. Adopting children from Haiti will only perpetuate Haitians to produce more children they can’t take care of. Haitians need to take responsibility for themselves. Bailing them out everytime they have problems, which is everyday, means the problems continue.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @AlwaysGay: They might not have so many of those problems “everyday” had it not been for certain assholes in our country + France that helped keep them in poverty.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @Cam: Ok, we’ve talked about this before; there are many subjects of his private life he doesn’t discuss, stop bringing up this strawman argument, it’s been refuted over and over, and I’m not getting into this again, sorry.

      Also, to answer your other post, Oprah might not have, but Anderson has been asked several times about his sexuality and who he’s dating. So that’s also not true.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlwaysGay
      AlwaysGay

      @fredo777: Their poverty is their own doing.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @AlwaysGay:

      Poppycock.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @AlwaysGay: For a large part, Haiti has other countries to thank for their poverty, here’s an article with a short history: http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/58405,news-comment,news-politics,why-is-haiti-so-poor-a-history-of-earthquake-hit-island-papa-doc-duvalier

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adam
      adam

      @Cam:

      Yes, but they were asked. Reporters and entertainment magazines like PEOPLE suuport the closet because they never even ask the question of Anderson.

      No, Anderson has been asked about his sexuality by magazines like Elle.

      Straight celebrities aren’t always asked. If a straight celebrity becomes known for not discussing an area a lot of times interviewers don’t bother asking.

      never once was he asked about the men in his life, who he was dating etc…

      If an interviewer knows a celebrity is gay, they don’t beard, and they don’t have a long term partner the private life question is usually about their sexuality not a particular guy. Someone like David Hyde Pierce who had been with the same partner forever when he was glass closeted was asked about that particular guy sometimes.

      The gay blogs where Anderson’s sex life have been a major topic of gossip for years have always talked up how he is constantly with new guys, younger guys, juggling different guys, etc etc. Why would interviewers before now even have assumed there was a relationship to ask him about or that they’d be doing anything but making gays look bad by trying to expose and publish his dating life?

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      For fuck’s sake Queertry, how can you, the National Inquirer, or anybody “out” Anderson Cooper when, you, Queerty, and many others, produce post after post about what the gay Anderson Cooper is up to?

      Just last week you ran your story about the firehouse Cooper AND HIS BOYFRIEND, OWNER OF A GAY BAR, are buying. Hmmm, isn’t that outing. Oops, no, because the week before that, there was the story about Anderson Cooper in Haiti without HIS BOYFRIEND.

      At Christmas, it was “Where is Anderson Cooper AND HIS BOYFRIEND?” They were no shows at the GAY holiday party being held at the GAY BOYFRIENDS GAY BAR.

      Apparently all those posts about Cooper being GAY, about his BOYFRIEND, about the BOYFRIEND’S GAY BAR, the photos of GAY Anderson Cooper and his GAY boyfriend at the gym, bicycling around Boys Town, just aren’t GAY enough for you.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      From Anderson’s twitter:
      *******************
      From ac: while the plight of children in Haiti has touched us all, stories about me adopting a baby are completely false.
      *******************

      Eh. Edwards or not, I guess the National Enquirer is still unreliable on everything else.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 35 · Anne said…
      @Cam: Ok, we’ve talked about this before; there are many subjects of his private life he doesn’t discuss, stop bringing up this strawman argument, it’s been refuted over and over, and I’m not getting into this again, sorry.
      ________________________________________

      Please pick up a dictionary before you attempt to bring up a Strawman Argument. Strawman Arguments are when somebody brings up a completely false argument subject and then refutes it to claim that they won the argument. You said that Anderson Cooper should have a private life. I pointed out that writing books about growing up with his famous mother, his faters death, his brothers suicide,…in interviews talking about bouts with skin cancer, his desire for children, hanging out at Studio 54 as a ten year old etc… show that he is not attempting to keep his private life private. If you have to lie to make your point….perhaps your point isn’t as solid as you thought it was. Look, I get it, you like Anderson Cooper, or you are a paid CNN intern here to defend him…whatever, but there is no argument if your defense is “He wants to keep his private life private”, he has already blown that for you. If you at least at the balls to say “He is afraid of the ramifications of coming out on his career” then I would at least credit you with honesty in this discussion.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • A NOW CONFUSED JOHN FROM ENGLAND
      A NOW CONFUSED JOHN FROM ENGLAND

      @Anne:

      Good detective work! Queerty should hire you!

      @AlwaysGay:

      Crazy boy.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 2:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @Cam: Yes, and your argument is that his position is talking about everything but being gay and then you explain why that’s wrong, while that is not actually what he’s doing.

      There are several parts of a person’s personal life. I’m not arguing he discusses none of it, he discusses some of it, which does not mean he’s obligated to discuss all of it. You can name what he does discuss, but that doesn’t change the things he doesn’t discuss, which is more than just being gay, as people have said previously.

      I like him, I don’t work for CNN, and I’m not a liar either.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 2:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marty
      Marty

      This is probably the first time Anderson has ever responded to a rumor or gossip about his personal life, he usually stays silent. The Enquirer adoption story has obviously caused him all kinds of grief.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mk
      mk

      @Cam: Anne is right, this is really tired.

      You don’t have a point here and you have been corrected about this in the past and given examples. Last time this came up you continued to lie about him being open about everything significant even after you were corrected repeatedly…and if you have to lie to try to make a point perhaps it isn’t as solid as you’d like to think.

      Being private isn’t an all or nothing thing. Anderson is quiet about anything that could be considered political or controversial in his life or personal views. He is open about a select few non-political non-controversial things. Celebrities do that. They have to open up a bit to engage the public but if they aren’t crazy they are reluctant to open up their whole lives to the public or hand the public information that isn’t helpful to their career. Publicity and pulic relations are about business.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 44 · Anne said…
      @Cam: Yes, and your argument is that his position is talking about everything but being gay and then you explain why that’s wrong, while that is not actually what he’s doing.

      There are several parts of a person’s personal life. I’m not arguing he discusses none of it, he discusses some of it, which does not mean he’s obligated to discuss all of it. You can name what he does discuss, but that doesn’t change the things he doesn’t discuss, which is more than just being gay, as people have said previously.

      I like him, I don’t work for CNN, and I’m not a liar either.
      _________________________

      And my issue is that, the fact that he draws the line in the sand at his sexuality shows me that he is a closet case, no excuses. And as for your liking him…that is obvious, you are on his twitter feed so no doubt you will defend him to the end…much like somebody who is a fan of Kanye West would defend what he did to Taylor Swift at the Grammies even if the evidence seemed to not support them.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @Marty: I hope not. It must be weird to read things like that about yourself. I disliked how the Enquirer also brought up his brother, that’s not cool.

      @A NOW CONFUSED JOHN FROM ENGLAND: Aw, thanks!

      @Cam: I don’t defend Anderson when I think he’s wrong, what Kanye did was mean. And once again, he draws the line at many other issues too.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 3:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rrr
      rrr

      @Marty: The baby story really had a potential to take on a huge life of its own and it’s false. The other stories that turned out to be fake have been minor dumb things mostly.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tommy
      Tommy

      @Cam:

      I think the point was that Anderson avoids all controversial issues. not just his sexuality. It’s not like he talks about other controversial issues, but draws the line just at his sexuality.
      Anderson doesn’t give his position on abortion, or whether he thinks President Obama is a good or a bad president, or whether Madonna or Lady Gaga is a better pop star, to name just a few.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 46 · mk

      No. 46 · mk
      @Cam: Anne is right, this is really tired.

      Anderson is quiet about anything that could be considered political or controversial in his life or personal views. He is open about a select few non-political non-controversial things.
      ________________________________

      yeah, I was wondering when this screename would come back to try to defend his closetedness, just as you do every time.

      So let me get this straight, he can open up about suicide, death, celebrity parents etc… because that isn’t “Controversial” but not about who he is….hmmm, interesting, it never occures to you that perhaps the reason that being gay is just so “Controversial” is because of closeted celebs who insist on hiding what they consider their dirty little secret.

      You can act like he parses out tiny little drips of himself all you want but the fact is, talking about your family, deaths, suicide etc… is INCREDIBLY public. I know much more about this guys history and family than I know about the other CNN anchors or people like Rachel MAddow or Bill O’Reily etc… So once again, you can pretend all you want that he is not being public, but I wonder just how many people on here have announced to millions of people they don’t know, that family members committed suicide etc…

      Feb 4, 2010 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 50 · Tommy said…
      @Cam:

      I think the point was that Anderson avoids all controversial issues. not just his sexuality. It’s not like he talks about other controversial issues, but draws the line just at his sexuality.
      __________________________

      Hi Tommy,
      You are absolutly entitled to your opinion. However, I think discussing your family history, which includes drug use and suicide is quite controversial and opens yourself up much more then the matter of sexuality. And I’m sorry but frankly it is insulting to compare the fact of his being born gay to his opinion on abortion. It would be like telling somebody who was half Asian but looked white that their admitting to being half Asian on TV was akin to them espousing an opinion on Prayer in Public Schools. Again, defend him all you want, I’m just bored with these people that put themselves out there, yet act like the fact of their homosexuality is shameful and dirty and must be hidden, when they are willing to share other much more intimate facts of their lives.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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    • Anne
      Anne

      @Cam: Those things were all public knowledge and discussed in detail by his mother before he said a word about it. Having a brother who committed suicide won’t have many people dislike him.

      Rachel is quite new to the spotlight, but I’m learning quite a lot of stuff about her too, about her parents, dog, hobbies, coming out, etc. Bill O’Reilly I don’t care for. This doesn’t mean I demand she owes me every detail of her life, she can tell what she likes.

      And again, you’re just naming what he does discuss, and ignoring all the things he doesn’t.

      (Drug use?)

      Feb 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 54 · Anne
      @Cam:

      And again, you’re just naming what he does discuss, and ignoring all the things he doesn’t.
      _____________________

      What he doesn’t discuss is irrelevent. He hides his sexuality. The issue here is that you are a fan of his and not gay, so to you “Gay” is some political opinion, “gay” is equal to your other political views such as your views on abortion, the war, prayer in school, the death penalty etc… well it’s your opinion, it’s our life. Sorry, but I’m bored and tired of celebs that want fame and money and won’t even bother to be as brave as all of us who have come out all our lives wherever we are. Guess what, we’d all like a private life too, and putting up a picture at work of me and another guy doesn’t stop me from having one.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • J.D.
      J.D.

      [img]http://www.sim1.se/bilder/IMG_8708_blue_Sky2.jpg[/img]

      Feb 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mk
      mk

      @Cam:

      yeah, I was wondering when this screename would come back to try to defend his closetedness, just as you do every time.

      I’d like to see him come out. I’m just not frothing at the mouth demanding for him to do my bidding and I recognize the fact this same tired argument you trot out every time is bullshit.

      he can open up about suicide, death, celebrity parents etc… because that isn’t “Controversial” but not about who he is….hmmm, interesting, it never occures to you that perhaps the reason that being gay is just so “Controversial” is because of closeted celebs who insist on hiding what they consider their dirty little secret.

      I’m not saying what he can or can’t do, I was just describing what he does. I said “controversial or political”. Coming out to the public as gay carries a lot of political baggage and assumptions while coming out as straight carries none. For now that is a reality and the fact is it will impact how public people manage the business that is publicity and public relations. A news anchor doesn’t want political baggage.

      He’s not discussing it but he’s not doing a hell of a lot of hiding. I haven’t noticed you going off on gays in news who do more to hide it and who don’t get confronted.

      You can act like he parses out tiny little drips of himself all you want but the fact is, talking about your family, deaths, suicide etc… is INCREDIBLY public.

      He parses out things that weren’t already completely on the public record like his family history including the family deaths. Those things were never private and had already been well discussed publicly long before he was famous in his own right.

      I know much more about this guys history and family than I know about the other CNN anchors or people like Rachel MAddow or Bill O’Reily etc…

      They were born to nobodies. He’s Gloria Vanderbilt’s kid. People would automatically know more about his history and family than Bill O’Reilly’s even if Anderson had stayed out of TV and become a corporate executive or a dogcatcher.

      I wonder just how many people on here have announced to millions of people they don’t know, that family members committed suicide etc…

      Most people with suicided relatives haven’t had paparazzi and celebrities at the funeral, the suicide on the front page of the national newpapers, and their mother write a book about it.

      And there is no political baggage attached to having a family member who suicided, so it a different natured thing.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @Cam: What he doesn’t discuss is relevant, because you keep saying it’s nothing but his sexuality. He’s private on multiple topics. And I don’t know whether I’m gay or not, but gay rights are important to me and I’ve been following them for quite some time now. It shouldn’t be a political issue. Many people however, do see it as a political issue like that, and that could interfere with Anderson doing his job as a news anchor who tries to present the news objectively and be seen as objective. For as far as I know, Anderson is out like you describe, his colleagues at work do know, his friends know, his family knows, and he goes places with his boyfriend.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 4:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.Single
      L.Single

      Team CAM.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @mk: Nobody “comes out as straight” dear. Everyone is automatically assumed to be straight. That’s how the Heterosexual Dictatorship works.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @Anne: You “don’t know” whetehr you’re gay or not?

      How old are you dear? Life is short. Make up your tiny mind.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlwaysGay
      AlwaysGay

      @Anne: Yes, things happen to Haitians and they have no will against them and no hand in them, they are perpetually helpless. *roll eyes* The Haitans should take responsibility for their own lives.

      Anyway, I am relieved this story turned out to be false.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kent
      Kent

      Wow, this post certainly has generated a lot of comments for only being up for seven hours.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @David Ehrenstein: Tiny? Rude! And believe me, I’m trying.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 5:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @Anne: Try harder.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @David Ehrenstein: Thank you for caring so much about my life, but I’ll find out when I do and that’s fine with me.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      There are tons of gay or gay-friendly people out there who have been complicit in hiding Anderson’s sexuality. The National Enquirer might be a tacky magazine but it does things that are good for the gay community which even gays won’t do.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @jason: How is outing non-homophobes a good thing? It’s intruding in someone’s life, and people can be much better role models if they come out for themselves on their own terms. It can change the way people see you forever, I think that decision should be up to the person who’s going to live with it.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marcus
      Marcus

      I’m still trying to figure out why people are saying NE ‘outed’ Anderson.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob
      Bob

      @jason: No. 67 “hiding Anderson’s sexuality?”

      Just who is it that doesn’t know that Anderson Cooper is gay?

      And why does this concern so many people?

      Feb 4, 2010 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marty
      Marty

      @Anne, I also thought the NE making that claim about AC naming his “adopted” kid after Carter was pretty heinous and it had to have pissed him off.

      @RRR, you’re right, this was no mundane bit of gossip, but something that he really needed to shut down immediately.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 6:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      @No. 67 Jason

      How can anyone be complicit in hiding Anderson Cooper’s sexuality? Do you live under a rock?

      Recent Queerty Posts:

      Anderson Cooper and boyfriend, owner of a GAY bar, buy a firehouse.

      Cooper in Haiti without GAY boyfriend.

      Cooper and boyfriend miss GAY party at GAY boyfriend’s GAY bar.

      Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin, Lance Bass: GAYEST New Years ever.

      CNN: GAY in America [featuring picture of Cooper]

      Cooper in GAY Long Term Relationship.

      Cooper’s On-Air GAY 3-way.

      ******************************

      He’s here, he’s queer; get the fuck over it.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @jason: Well it’s nt terribly well hidden. If you’re at all interested in Anderson Cooper’s “Private Life” it takes only minimal Googling to find out about him and has boyfriends.

      This is true of any number of today’s closeted celebs ( eg. Kevin Spacey.) It makrs a major difference from the past when personal publicists and studio honchos could keep things quiet and the only outlets for information were newspapers and magazines, the vast majority of which wouldn’t go near an “Outing” with a ten-foot pole.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 6:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @Anne: MORE excuses Anne? That closet is getting pretty threadbare. Again, anyone who knows — or wishesd to know — anything about Anderson Cooper can find out in a few keystorkes that HE’S AS GAY AS A DISNEY COW!!!!!

      What gets me is the way you and other KAPOS blather on and on and on.

      “It’s intruding in someone’s life, and people can be much better role models if they come out for themselves on their own terms.”

      No it isn’t and you know it!

      In the immortal words of Rita Mae Brown “I’ve heard all your excuses and they’re all shit.”

      Feb 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @David Ehrenstein: Jesus, calm the fuck down! I’m actually trying to have a discussion here, you’re not even addressing anything, you’re just throwing around insults.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 6:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @Anne: That’s the only way to have a discussion when you’re dealing with a KAPO.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @David Ehrenstein: I call Godwin’s law.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      Wow David Ehrenstein, what fucking planet do you live on? And, why don’t you tell your grandmothers that you’ve decided to start calling people who disagree with you “Kapos”.

      Members of my family were murdered in the Nazi concentration camps among the millions murdered at the hands of Nazis. And you dare belittle the horrors suffered by them so you can be cute with your own blather blather blather.

      No excuses, shame on you for the insults have just committed.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 7:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      I belittle nothing. And yes my grandma knows.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @Anne: And I call ‘em as I sees ‘em.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      @No.79

      Well, then shame on your grandmother too!

      Quibbling, from the comfort of your choosing via the Internet, over whether Anderson Cooper embraces his sexuality or not HARDLY COMPARES to being subjected to the inhuman conditions faced by those who faced the Nazi’s puppet Kapos.

      Self-righteousness is very ugly.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • No Name
      No Name

      @jason: Really Jason, who counts that doesn’t know? Can you explain why it’s so important to you that some beer swilling, redneck in a trailer park in the midwest knows that Anderson Cooper is gay?

      I think #70 Bob and #72 Mike said it well.

      Anyone who knows Anderson Cooper knows that he’s gay.

      The people I think you are concerned with don’t even know who Anderson Cooper is or that he exists, and I don’t think they really give a rat’s ass if some newsreader in far-off New York City is a faggot. Those people think most media people are queer.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 10:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bitch
      Bitch

      My girlfriends, commission whores at Bergdorf’s, are very disappointed by the denial. They had an express elevator ready to whisk Gloria up the seventh floor to buy a wardrobe for her new grandchild.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 11:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GimmeABreak
      GimmeABreak

      No way this douchefag could care enough about someone besides himself to actually parent a child. Just as some heterosexuals should not have children there are some homosexuals who should not have children. Cooper falls into that group.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 11:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      @GimmeABreak: I love it: douchfag.
      I’ve never heard the term before, but I’m pleased to make it part of my repertoire of bitchy queen comments.

      While I like the term, I don’t think it applies to Anderson Cooper at all.

      Yes, he is a handsome, intelligent, personable,well-educated, muscular trust fund baby, with a sense of humor who wouldn’t need to work a day in his life, if he chose not to. That’s part of my point. He puts great effort into his chosen career. What makes you think that he cares about noone but himself. Have you read the list of his charitable contributions on his tax return?

      I think what is really behind most of the judgmental, negative, bitchy comments about Anderson Cooper is envy. And, I believe most of the jealous queens don’t even know that they’re jealous — it’s displaced, and if confronted they would deny it.

      Relax, girls.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Connor
      Connor

      @Tom: Yes, Tom, the envy factor is undeniable.

      It’s not just that the Coop “is a handsome, intelligent, personable, well-educated, muscular trust fund baby…” as you so well described him.

      That is a big part of the envy factor.

      I think another major factor is that the uberwealthy Cooper has a

      BOYFRIEND WHO IS SMOKING HOT…and also wealthy.

      This handsome duo leads the kind of privileged life that most of us can only dream about.

      Too bad that jealousy brings out such ugliness with some people.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      @Anne: Trying to argue with anyone who uses the word “dear” with you is always pointless. You’ll note that Mr Ehrenstein used “dear” early in your interchange and you’ll also note that his comments are bypassed by others.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 1:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GimmeABreak
      GimmeABreak

      @Tom – I truly couldn’t give a shit if AC is gay, straight, bi, or asexual. He’s a TV personality, not Mother Teresa. What makes him a douchefag is that he deliberately plays games with his sexuality. He’s a large enough “star” that when he appears with Kathy Griffin on New Year’s Eve and subs for Regis, he could stipulate that the veiled references to his sexuality not be discussed on air. So, he’s actively working to create a “mystery” about his sexuality. That’s absolutely pathetic and narcissistic. His behavior cheapens sexual orientation to the point of being nothing more than a cheap parlor trick.

      As one half of a gay couple who’s raising four children, I know that many people form all sorts of judgements about us as parents simply based on our sexual orientation. And, I’m keenly aware of how that impacts my children. So to see someone cheapen sexual orientation into a joke, makes me sad. If he doesn’t want to disclose his sexual orientation, no big deal. But, then he shouldn’t make it the focus of his appearances with Ripa and Griffin.

      I can see how some would find AC attractive but he just doesn’t do it for me. Now that weatherman on the BBC. Holy Guacamole. He’s hot.

      And, I don’t criticize him out of jealously. I’m fortunate enough to be a stay at home dad and have 4 wonderful children which I never would have dreamed possible 15 years ago. So, I pretty much have everything I could ever want.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 1:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rabbit in Red
      Rabbit in Red


      This handsome duo leads the kind of privileged life that most of us can only dream about.

      That week they spent together in Jaipur, India in the $3,200/night room is a big example of their majorly privleged life. Ben Maisani has to be the luckiest guy in the world, Anderson loves him and is willing and able to spend tons of money to make him happy, Ben doesn’t seem to have to do anything other than please AC. He doesn’t work at that bar much.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 1:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      The real privilege in question here is that embraced by Fag-Hags like “Anne” who invade a gay gossip site to complain that we’re saying nasty, nasty things abouther defenseless imaginary boyfriend AC.

      And that’s not to mention “Mike in Ashvelle” who apparently thinks Alain Resnias’ “Night and Fog” is an MTV video.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 8:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Dear David Ehrenstein, the logo on this site shows two women too. The term “Fag-Hag” is a damaging pair of words. I love gay men because they are usually creative, energetic, use both sides of their brains, extremely intuitive, intelligent, and thankfully, they are fun. It would be a shame to exclude women from your life entirely. We have been known to have intuition too. It’s a survival technique, for sure. Gender is irrelevant.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 8:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Doug
      Doug

      @Tom: You can add this to the list.

      Anderson Cooper owns and will reside in a spacious landmark building that has undergone state-of-the-art, no expense spared renovation — prime, prime Village property.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 9:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      #38, Anne.
      Thanks for the information reguarding Haiti’s poverty.
      Funny how other posters are so quick to comment and put blame on something they know nothing about.

      Ironically, this is the same reason why “many” African countries are poverty stricken.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 9:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @1EqualityUSA: Two women means LESBIANSdear. Not Fag-Hags like you.

      More gay sites ahev been ruined by Fag-Hags than I can count.

      “After Elton” — a perfectly nice place devoted to gay men and the way we are and aren’t represented in the media is infested with them like lice! It’s impossible to post in there anymore now, lest one of them be “offended” by someone saying somethi g less than worshipful about one of their pet gays.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 9:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      David, Our community has enough intolerance, yes?

      Feb 5, 2010 at 9:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      @No.90 David Ehrenstein

      No David, you are just another belly moaning fag who has his little temper tantrums anytime someone ridicules your insipid inability to participate in logical argument. And you think you are so cute doing so.

      I, Anne (irrespective if she is the fag-hag you call her OR just a friend of gays OR gay herself), and the many others who disagree with your diatribes against AC and the issue of gay people’s “outness” ARE ALL GAY OR FRIENDS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY.

      To malign friends with such over-the-top offensive spew is indefensible. “Kapo” is a very specific term regarding very specific type of inhumanity caught up in a world of inhumanity. Your immaturity, not of age but of pride, allows you to prance on without regard to the hurt and insult you create.

      If you insist on misusing terms like “Kapo” then have the decency to use them against the deserving folks who, like the Nazis, are determined to inflict a new holocaust against our fellow LGBT family in Uganda, Iran, Caribbean, and through out the Muslim world and the many here in the US who espouse a gay apartheid (the recent comments by Christianists for mandatory incarceration until “cured” straight).

      Perhaps David, dear, you should ask your grandmother about the family stories of survival. I was 9 (1969) when my great aunt visited from Holland; I didn’t even know there a Jewish side in my family. She did not repeat stories of horror scaring me and my brothers. She told us stories of the love lost and the love regained when the few survivors reunited. The tears she held back in her teary eyes told us all the horror.

      Man up or piss off.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 9:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      Ah so I’m a “Belly moaning fag” now. Perfect you scum-sucking KAPO!!!! And it’s a perfectly approproiate term for those among us all-too-willing to give closet cases a pass.

      The closet is OVER!!! Anyone who’s still in there (barring extreme circumstances like Alabama or Uganda) is our objective enemy.

      And I was 22 in 1969.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      Well then you are just a fucking piece of shit.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 10:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      Have a Nice Day, Mike!

      Feb 5, 2010 at 10:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      @GimmeABreak: Tom, I am happy for you. You have found your niche and your purpose in life, and raising four children is a challenge and a reward for anyone. Good for you.

      I honestly don’t understand how A.C. cheapens sexual orientation. You are entitled to your opinion, and I think we just differ on that issue.

      I have always found that I like it when there is a bit of mystery or mystique about a person — anyone, not just A.C.
      And, I find it intriguing, not negative.

      The enigma about you for me is that your opinion is not just negative, it seems to be vitriolic almost to the point of being hateful. In the long run, that hurts you a lot more than it hurts Anderson Cooper.

      I wish you the best

      Feb 5, 2010 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @Tom: Is there “a bit of mystery” around heterosexuality, Tom?

      Feb 5, 2010 at 11:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Comeoutwhereveryouare
      Comeoutwhereveryouare

      Interesting that Ms. Cooper will come out via twitter to say the story about the adoption is completely false, yet he does not mention the new house or the bf living with him. Pathetic.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MachoMan
      MachoMan [Different person #1 using similar name]

      Sick of Cooper. Next.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      @Comeoutwhereveryouare: He’s denied a false rumor, but he’s not going to talk about stuff about himself he doesn’t want to discuss just because some gossip article does, whether they’re talking about him being gay/a democrat/a republican/an atheist/whatever. And I don’t really appreciate how you use “Ms.” demeaningly, it implies there’s something bad about women/femininity and there isn’t.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ron
      Ron

      @Comeoutwhereveryouare: I thought Twitter posts had to be really brief.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Don
      Don

      Yes, “many people form all sorts of judgements,” and when it comes to gay people, we are often on the end of discriminatory, hurtful, negative judgements.

      I cannot believe there is a gay person alive who has been able to escape any sort of negative judgement. I’m confident that we can all empathize with that fact.

      I understand and applaud your “keen awareness” of its impact on your children. None of us like to see the ones we love hurt in any way.

      But, you are granting Anderson Cooper way too much power and influence.

      It sounds to me like you are saying that if there were commercials on TV with Anderson Cooper stating that he is gay that your kids would get more invitations to peers’ birthday parties and calls for play dates.

      I’m just proud that the gay community “doesn’t form all sorts of judgements” about fellow fags or breeders. A negative word never crosses our lip-sticked lips.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Don
      Don

      This is Don, again. I neglected to indicate that my comment above is a response to Gimmeabreak,#88.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @Anne: “And I don’t really appreciate how you use “Ms.” demeaningly, it implies there’s something bad about women/femininity and there isn’t.”

      If that’s you story you stick to it, dear.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 5:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mk
      mk

      @GimmeABreak:

      What makes him a douchefag is that he deliberately plays games with his sexuality.

      He goes out of his way on air to say and signal that he’s not sexually interested in the women who come on to him. He literally cringes away from Ripa when she gets grabby.

      He’s attractive and has charm. People respond to that. Until he and other attractive gays start wearing burkhas around women, females will respond too.

      He’s a large enough “star” that when he appears with Kathy Griffin on New Year’s Eve and subs for Regis, he could stipulate that the veiled references to his sexuality not be discussed on air.

      There’s no way he has to demand anything like that with them.

      He’s friends with Kathy and Kelly. Nice liberal straights normally think it’s cruel and inappropriately interfering to out gay peers they are friends with in highly public ways at work when the straights are aware their gay friends don’t want that.

      Kathy didn’t out longtime friend Lance Bass although he was washed up careerwise well before he came out. Kelly has co-hosted with glass closeted GMA co-host Sam Champion who she’s buddies with in the Hamptons, and she gushed about Sam’s looks and refrained from outing him even back when Sam was on the local news with no star power at all.

      he shouldn’t make it the focus of his appearances with Ripa and Griffin.

      He doesn’t make sex a focus in the appearances, Kelly and Kathy do it. If women are doing comedy and they are comedy partnered with a guy (gay or straight) known for being attractive they’ll naturally make jokes about him being hot. It’s a bonus for the women that Anderson gets visibly embarrassed and uncomfortable when females do that kind of thing and try to maul him so it’s funnier for an audience.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 2:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rrr
      rrr

      @David Ehrenstein: You are being an ass picking on this woman.

      She said her sexuality is undetermined. Women can be fluid about sexuality. It’s not your place to tell her she’s not welcome on a queer website.

      You aren’t winning any popularity contests yourself here with the condescension and intolerance.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 3:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      @Anne: Don’t be baited by the name-caller. Trying to use logic with him is like arguing with a squirrel. Don’t waste your time.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 5:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @rrr: Don’t tell me what my “place” is!

      Feb 6, 2010 at 11:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      When you insist that other be out, you are telling others their place. It would benefit our community to have everyone be brave and come out of the closet, no doubt. Being true to ourselves incurs the wrath of the Tedious Right and the lemmings who follow them. It’s a drastic to come out to family and friends. It’s better to come out when we are ready, so that a healthier approach is the result, not an emotional one.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Oh, I’m so dyslexic. The words float around as though they’re on a dream-catcher.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      @Lukas P.: Amen, brother.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @1EqualityUSA: I’m not telling them their “place” at all. That’s your racket. Being gay and African-American people have been telling me my “place” for the better part of my 63 years. They — and you can go fuck themselves.

      We are talking here about public figures — not nameless individuals. Part of the reason this culture is so fucked is that it trains peopel to “identify” with famous people they’ve never met (and likely never will meet) and subsume their own personalities in them. Consequently demanding that Anderson Cooper come the fuck out already is taken as a demand that they — pathettic little nobodies that they may be — come out.

      This is internalized homophobia at its most disbolical.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 2:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      post 97 makes it sound as though telling people their place is your racket. Internalized homophobia is diabolical, but pounding on Anne or anyone else does not get the closet door open any faster. Brutality is not a good teacher. There are better ways of reaching out to those who have yet to make this move.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      Thanks, guys. :)

      Feb 6, 2010 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @1EqualityUSA: There is no point in “reaching out” to those with no intention of “moving” at all.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      What the tedious Right has done is propagate lies and misinformation about our community and the effects of the sexual orientation we were born with. We need to educate America, a task that feels like a fifty foot wave coming at us. You should know, more than most, what that feels like. It feels nearly impossible. With the Constitution protecting us, the slow realization that our sexuality is not chosen, and the drumbeat that can’t be silenced, we will eventually attain our equality as American citizens. We might even elect an out and proud gay person to the oval office someday. Impossible? That’s what they said about a black president less than 60 years ago. keep cool and never let up the fight. It’s happening.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 3:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @1EqualityUSA: SING OUT LOUISE!

      Feb 6, 2010 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      I was hoping he would take in the young man who he helped over to the medical team when his head got gashed and he stood there before the camera dazed with blood gushing out his forehead. I really thought that was gonna touch Anderson Cooper enough for him to change that boys life for the better. I guess he prefers an infant.

      Mar 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • addybites
      addybites

      @AlwaysGay: you should do a little research. Their poverty is largely due to mismanagement, ill-preparedness for independence and brute force from France.

      Mar 18, 2011 at 1:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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