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Kathy Griffin: CNN Didn't Ban Me and I Don't Talk About Anderson

DC Agenda's Tyrone Ford posts a new interview with Kathy Griffin in which she clears up confusion about her CNN New Years' gig ("CNN absolutely did not ban me and did not fire me.) and says Anderson Cooper is not upset with her over the F-bomb. She also says she won't discuss her co-host's sexual orientation:

Fbomb "First off, I just think Anderson Cooper is the hottest thing. It doesn’t matter who he is standing next to. What’s funny is I got a lot of ink about the F-bomb and yet my favorite joke of the night was when I asked Anderson if, because he was so handsome, does he ever stand in front of a mirror naked pleasuring himself. CNN had no problem with that, which I thought may have been too far, but you know. Anderson has this great line where he says, 'I don’t want to be the news, I want to report the news.' And so that’s why, even though I’m the biggest mouth in the world, I actually don’t talk about his personal life, because you have to keep in mind he goes into third world countries where it’s a very different culture, so, you know."

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  1. Clay Aiken is a UNICEF ambassador who travels to third world countries like Uganda, Somalia and Afghanistan where his gayness puts his life at risk. He, no doubt wasn't in a hurry to come out in part for that reason. Why would Kathy think it was alright to put Clay's life in danger but not Anderson's. She is a hypocrite.

    Posted by: Drew | Jan 21, 2010 11:16:47 PM


  2. Gay men in the public eye who do NOT come out of the closet are doing nobody a favor, not themselves, not other LGBT people, and not society, which sorely needs some good moral evolution.

    If AC is gay, and he feels that his career as a dashing TV reporter would be ruined if he came out, then he should simply leave TV.

    If he wants to come out, but CNN is forcing him to suppress that revelation, then CNN can go to hell, and AC turns out to be a coward/whore.

    Posted by: MSteph | Jan 23, 2010 6:56:08 AM


  3. Anderson has actually spoken out about gay rights and issues around the world on his show--if you watched his show more often you would know this.

    Posted by: joyce | Jan 28, 2010 9:03:13 PM


  4. Perhaps Anderson doesn't publicly come out because it's no ones business. I don't think he's hiding it, I think he wants to be first and foremost a journalist without being labeled. The media would make up all kinds of nasty rumors and he chooses not to play the game. Smart man.

    Posted by: Christy | Feb 3, 2011 3:20:38 AM


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