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Anderson Cooper says Haitian Adoption Story 'False'


I reached out to Anderson Cooper for response following a report in the National Enquirer that he had adopted a Haitian orphan after being moved by the suffering there following the devastating earthquake.

Said Cooper to Towleroad: "While the plight of children in Haiti has touched us all, and I continue to cover the situation there closely, stories about me adopting a baby are false. I am not adopting a child, Haitian or otherwise."

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  1. nobody cares about the adoption, what about the bf story?

    Posted by: chris | Feb 4, 2010 2:25:03 PM

  2. Hehheh, Coop said the adoption story was incorrect...but not the part about "hunky BF" Ben and the firehouse? I love how even the sensationalizing NE treated AC and BM as just a "normal couple"....

    Posted by: Ted B. | Feb 4, 2010 2:25:48 PM

  3. mr towle, would you reach out to anderson for me? :-P

    Posted by: daftpunkydavid | Feb 4, 2010 2:34:21 PM

  4. Gay.

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 4, 2010 2:35:57 PM

  5. While reaching out, did you offer to pull him out of the closet? Cooper is pathetic.

    Posted by: JohnInManhattan | Feb 4, 2010 2:42:00 PM

  6. LOL at Andy for reaching out for a response, though yes, it is interesting that AC denied the adoption story and not the boyfriend....

    Hay, Andy, do you think that AC would consider adopting MOI?

    Oh, and I just know that AC is reading this to. *waves* Hi, AC!

    I can think of some creative thangs to do with those firepoles as a indoor playground.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Feb 4, 2010 3:10:39 PM

  7. So, no comment on alleged boyfriend Ben, yet he gives explicit rebuttal to accusations of a pending adoption. Yeah... way to bury the lead

    Posted by: bastian | Feb 4, 2010 3:11:16 PM

  8. Sigh, I love him!

    Posted by: Ventura | Feb 4, 2010 3:14:42 PM

  9. Who'd want to have a total closet case for an adoptive parent?

    Posted by: Roscoe | Feb 4, 2010 3:28:04 PM

  10. Hey it worked for the Buckleys Roscoe.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 4, 2010 3:29:38 PM


    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 4, 2010 3:30:52 PM

  12. Wow. He can't even acknowledge his boyfriend by using "we." Look, he's not willing to provide millions of gay children and teens a gay role model, so obviously he wouldn't be a good role model for an adopted kid anyway.

    Posted by: Tonic | Feb 4, 2010 3:39:35 PM

  13. Wait... Back up...

    Since when has ANYONE needed to follow up or fact check stories coming out of the National Enquirer?

    Posted by: Ryan | Feb 4, 2010 4:21:59 PM

  14. @Roscoe Less judgemental people than you?
    @Tonic So many gay children staying up watching CNN.

    Whatever. I like him. And I'm really jealous he gets to live in a firehouse.

    Posted by: Anon | Feb 4, 2010 5:19:22 PM

  15. Anderson Cooper is one of the most well known news reporters in this country. If you don't think children know who he is you're either crazy or didn't watch any television when you were a kid. He could make a huge difference simply by coming out.

    Posted by: @Anon | Feb 4, 2010 5:31:53 PM

  16. I think he's probably worried about the potential target coming out could have on him during his work in countries where homsexuality isn't tolerated.

    Posted by: Truth | Feb 4, 2010 5:34:36 PM

  17. @@anon Just that? His coming out will make there be no more homophobia anymore ever and the sun will shine every day seems to be the consensus with the vitrol he gets spat at him. It's still his life.

    Posted by: Anon | Feb 4, 2010 5:50:20 PM

  18. What I don't understand is, why do some of you insist that he tell you that he is gay? We all know he is, so what more do you want? His life is his life, he doesn't need to broadcast his life for us. He's a news broadcaster, not Paris Hilton.

    I think some of you criticize him WAY too much than he deserves. He is not a hypocrite who is married to a woman and trying to pretend like he's straight. We all know he's gay, he knows we know he's gay, so what's the big deal? Get over it!

    Posted by: question | Feb 4, 2010 6:06:51 PM

  19. If AC were to adopt, would he be outed by the background check?

    Posted by: SmartVac | Feb 4, 2010 6:26:29 PM

  20. Question, Thank you! You nailed it right on the head! We're so obsessed with AC that when all is said and done it's none of our business who he wants to be out with.

    Posted by: terry | Feb 4, 2010 6:43:18 PM

  21. Question, Thank you! We're so obsessed with AC that in the end it's nobody's business. It's not like any of us (so to speak) will have any realistic chance with him anyway.

    Posted by: terry | Feb 4, 2010 6:44:54 PM

  22. It's 2010. Defending closet cases - however well intentioned and/or nice they are - is too old fashioned to be taken seriously. Towleroad has stories every day about gay bashings. Every public figure - actor, politician, tv talking head - who lives a closeted professional life is to a degree complicit in keeping homophobia alive.

    They actively feed the atmosphere of fear and shame of the closet, but more importantly they squander a very real opportunity to break down stereotypes. And it doesn't count when they come out after their careers peak for attention - there's nothing more sad.

    But on a more basic level - it's just a cowardly thing to do.

    (and the homophobia of other countries is a particularly weak justification - Republicans are trying to use the same bs to justify DADT)

    Posted by: srsly | Feb 4, 2010 6:44:57 PM

  23. The whole "role model" thing is such bs. Any gay kid with half a brain has access to the web and can find tons of gays to look up too. Anderson coming out won't talk any gay teen off the ledge, that's just crap. Most want him to come out and then bash him for not "doing enough" (ie, speak at every gay pride, head up some task force, talk endlessly about being gay ad nauseum) while they sit in judgement (and envy)

    He's doing it the right way, on his own terms.

    Posted by: Marty | Feb 4, 2010 7:25:56 PM

  24. Very good, srsly. The fags here just don't get it, and never will. They live for a bump of tina, a fuck and their next fashion "statement".

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 4, 2010 7:36:34 PM

  25. But...having said can't blame celebrities (and let's face it, AC is a "celebrity") for staying in the closet. THeir careers are over when they come out...or greatly limited. And don't give me that NPH argument, as his career flatlined before he came out, and met with a resurgence as a sitcom actor...and broadway actor...he's by no means an A lister and never had the potential to be one (and neither's AC, though...)

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 4, 2010 7:38:54 PM

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