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Anderson Cooper Talks Coming Out with Andy Cohen: VIDEO


On last night's Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen asked Anderson Cooper if his opinion had changed since he came out regarding whether certain people in the media who are closeted (and Cohen and Cooper are not naming names) should come out or not.

Said Anderson:

"I mean look, it’s a personal decision that everyone has to make for their own reasons. Obviously, I think we’re all better off with greater visibility, so I would encourage people to do what they’re comfortable with, but no, my opinion hasn’t changed. Look, I’m pretty understanding of where people are at, and people are at different places in their lives. But there’s a bunch of people whom I’m surprised have not been more forward, and you know given their position and the extent to which they’re forward about other aspects about their lives."


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  1. A bit rich for Anderson to be commenting on people who ought to be more forward considering his "open secret" for years to New Yorkers who see him around with his boyfriends/dates. He wrote a book about everything in his life, including his brother's suicide, yet left out one of the most intimate part of his life. So let's not pretend Anderson Cooper is some sort of gay role model.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 27, 2013 7:47:16 AM

  2. ugh wendy i love it.. "and use their full name" hehe. for Anderson I think part of it was that he goes to the most hellish places on Earth to report stories and being gay in those places can actually get someone killed. once he started hanging around with Kathy Griffin we all pretty much knew.

    Posted by: NE1 | Feb 27, 2013 1:21:03 PM

  3. Anderson is a gay role model, IMO.

    Who cares about an "open secret"? At least he never stooped to bearding or denigrating the gay community.

    I'm happy to see him being honored by GLAAD, he deserves it.

    Posted by: Rollins | Feb 27, 2013 1:27:12 PM

  4. AT one time I cared whether Jim Cantore was gay. Now I don't. I never hung on Anderson's every word and deed, so I actually never knew he was _in_ the closet. Just like Eva Longoria's husband on DH, I have no idea if he's gay or straight. Do I care? For some reason I would be interested, but not enough to scour the web for information. Surely one day the National Enquirer will answer all the who is and who isn't questions for us, on the cover in a list so we don't actually have to buy it.

    As I understood it, Cooper came out in an interview with Jerry Falwell. I can't think of a better time to do it.... because it was relevant.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Feb 28, 2013 1:21:17 AM

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