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Anderson Cooper Talks Coming Out, Temporary Blindness On 'The View': VIDEO


Anderson Cooper and the girls from ABC's The View covered a whole host of topics during his brief visit to the morning show today. Among them: temporarily going blind in Portugal, what he tells his mother when he's in dangerous, war-torn lands where they kill people, how he feels now that he's come out and why he's sweating another New Year's Eve extravaganza with perennially controversial countdown host Kathy Griffin.

Watch the gals and Cooper gab it up AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. There are a team of scientists working round the clock keeping Gloria Vanderbilt looking fab at 85 or whatever she is.

    Posted by: Jerry | Dec 13, 2012 3:37:42 PM

  2. Now that he's come out, he can't quit talking about it. This is the bad thing about people who come out late - they want to make up for all the time they spent in the closet and talk about gay this, gay that non-stop.

    Posted by: Sigh | Dec 13, 2012 4:02:31 PM

  3. It wouldn't be Towleroad if we didn't have a daily story about over privileged billionaire Anderson Cooper and his terrible, hard life......

    Posted by: Icebloo | Dec 13, 2012 4:05:03 PM

  4. i like when people who refuse to be as publicy-visible and Out as Cooper choose to criticize him from the anonymity of the online forum.

    just sayin'.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Dec 13, 2012 4:08:09 PM

  5. Why would Andy have a profile??? Did I miss an announcement, here? I would expect him to be on Scruff or Grindr & such for playtime but match? Is there hope for a vacancy in the firehouse??

    Posted by: hugo | Dec 13, 2012 4:17:09 PM

  6. Omg, so scripted. whatev...

    Posted by: Oliver | Dec 13, 2012 4:20:43 PM

  7. Love me some Anderson...keep reminding everyone that you're gay and that it's no big deal.

    Posted by: GARY | Dec 13, 2012 4:20:49 PM

  8. HE didn't remind everyone he was gay, Joy (Barbara?) brought it up and he gave the EXACT same answer he's given EVERY time. So quitcher bitchin' about it! And I wish people interviewing him would quit asking about it unless they can get him to dish on his hot boyfriend.

    Posted by: Cal | Dec 13, 2012 4:45:13 PM

  9. Anderson is great.
    His mother's plastic surgery is scary-great.

    Posted by: keating | Dec 13, 2012 5:07:14 PM

  10. Cooper is an ideal gay role model

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 13, 2012 5:09:49 PM


    Posted by: THE QUEEN | Dec 13, 2012 5:24:32 PM

  12. Anderson is great.
    His mother's plastic surgery is scary-great.

    Posted by: keating | Dec 13, 2012 5:07:14 PM

    LOL! Well played!

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Dec 13, 2012 5:30:46 PM

    Most of the comments are bitchy, mean, irrelevant, queeney, etc.

    How does one expect to gain acceptance in the world, when you do not grant it to others who have done you no harm?

    Posted by: Bob | Dec 13, 2012 5:35:10 PM

  14. @Icebloo: To repeat: who is holding a gun to your head to read an AC post and to feel compelled to comment negatively on it?

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 13, 2012 5:37:38 PM

  15. He's boring me already.

    Posted by: Boring me already. | Dec 13, 2012 6:02:56 PM

  16. I never get tired of seeing Anderson on this site or anywhere else for that matter. Glad he's out and talking about being out.

    Posted by: Zee | Dec 13, 2012 6:27:14 PM

  17. Oh Icebloo just likes to be a bitchy teenaged girl on most topics. Someone is getting coal in their stocking!

    Posted by: HUH? | Dec 13, 2012 6:34:33 PM

  18. Anderson Cooper is a BILLIONAIRE. He had NO RISK attached to coming out. NO RISK. ZERO. Yet he was a chickenshi# and waited until he was almost 50 ! How can that be a good role model for gay people ? Think of the good he could have done for all those years ? Instead he only thought of himself.

    He is a loser. He only came out in the end because ex boyfriends were selling their stories. He is a terrible example to young gay people ! WAKE UP GAYS ! Remove your emotions from the debate - would you judge someone ugly just the same as you judge Anderson who you think is sexy ?

    Anderson's message of hide in the closet as long as you possibly can and avoid admitting you are gay until you are almost 50 is NOT a good message for the gay community no matter how hot you may think he is !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Dec 13, 2012 6:49:19 PM

  19. Don't you ever say one word against the silver fox. And anyway, it wouldn't be New Years Eve without his girlish giggle.

    Posted by: Wilberforce | Dec 13, 2012 7:30:25 PM

  20. Hugo, dear, that was satire... not that I would blame him for shopping on Match if what the rumors said about his boyfriend were true. I'd dump the little gold-digger, too if he were f*cking around on me.

    Icebloo - one question... which is bigger - your butt-plug or your mouth?

    Posted by: Mommie Dammit | Dec 13, 2012 8:22:00 PM

  21. Anderson Cooper is simply GREAT. What an interesting and wonderful life he is living. And what a great role model for the younger generation of gay folks.

    Posted by: andrew | Dec 13, 2012 9:07:40 PM

  22. @MOMMIE DAMMIT TO @Icebloo "... which is bigger - your butt-plug or your mouth?"


    Posted by: OS2Guy | Dec 13, 2012 10:31:42 PM

  23. I just love Anderson Cooper. This guy did not have to come out publicly at all - he could have remained in the closet and behind the scenes and lived his life. We should ALL be greatful that he has chosen to risk his career and his life for being an outspoken gay man. I can't understand why some of you just harp on the guy, denounce and degrade him. It may be because you live in a time when being gay is good but throughout our history being gay was the most horrible thing you could be. Get over yourselves. Support people like Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Ellen, NPH, Zachary Quinto, Bomer, Fergison, Groff, Colfer, Martin, Hayes, Thomas, Allen, Aiken and so many more. These are OUR people who proudly and openly come from our world yet make their living in the entire world. We all deserve as much respect as we can show and give to each other.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Dec 13, 2012 10:45:33 PM

  24. OS2GUY is OS2 THE TENTH POWER for that. Jesus!

    Posted by: UFFDA | Dec 13, 2012 11:16:22 PM

  25. @ICEBLOO - I hear what you're saying but in defense of Anderson (I worked with him for 5 years in the mid 1990's) he has always been very openly gay with colleagues and friends.

    Posted by: acevdo | Dec 13, 2012 11:32:32 PM

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