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2012-07-02 02:14:57 PM  
I'm shocked. I thought Cooper was as straight as Rock Hudson, Kevin Spacey, or Jeremy Renner.
 
2012-07-02 02:23:20 PM  

eddiesocket: JackieRabbit: Does anyone really care anymore?

Yes. Many, many people still oppose gay rights. They have large followings and radio shows and get interviewed on cable news. Every time a respected celebrity or journalist like Anderson Cooper comes out, the narrative the bigots try to advance (teh homosexuals are depraved 'OTHERS'--sinners who are out to get our children) is damaged just a little bit more.


Yeah and those of us with a functioning brain don't care what those morons think either. Actually it is rapidly becoming way uncool to be a homophobe. It's one of the fastest ways to social isolation. There may be a lot of gay-haters left, but they are rapidly becoming like the black-haters of old: they are being quiet about their bigotry.
 
2012-07-02 02:25:12 PM  

SphericalTime: Wow. He's way more religious than I thought he would be.

/Jodie Foster up next?


She's all but come out at this point. Sad that it took having her relationship with her long-time partner fall apart for her to start mentioning her family in public, but there we are.
 
2012-07-02 02:25:28 PM  
I wonder if this will give Travolta or Cruise the balls to confirm the obvious for everybody next. But then, they have the ridiculous sham marriages. I'll give Cooper credit for not constructing a fake life to mask his private life. He just refused to comment on his private life for a long time. That's acceptable, since in my opinion, his private life is really none of our business.
 
2012-07-02 02:26:32 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: eddiesocket: rynthetyn: SphericalTime: Wow. He's way more religious than I thought he would be.

/Jodie Foster up next?

I thought Jodie Foster was out.

She is, barely. She thanked her partner at an awards show once.

When Hinkley finally dies, she'll come out.


Jodie Foster is out. She actually broke up with her partner and started dating other women, as well.
 
2012-07-02 02:27:32 PM  
Awesome Cooper, good for you.

/It shouldn't be a big issue, but right now it needs to be.
//Someday we'll explain to our kids and grandkids how we saved liberty and equality from bigoted jackwagons.
 
2012-07-02 02:31:17 PM  

Khellendros: JackieRabbit: Does anyone really care anymore?

It matters because there is a massive amount of legislation going on about this right now. In the civil rights era of the 1960s, one could tell the affected population by skin color. People could openly see discrimination and the affected population. It's much harder to do that here. People have to announce it in some way - action, affiliation, public display, whatever. You can't be silent and unseen when the you need to get 50.1% of the population on your side for a vote.


All true... that being said, I look forward to an Onion paordy article titled "The Fact Is, I'm Black."

/Wayne Brady?
 
2012-07-02 02:33:43 PM  

JackieRabbit: It's one of the fastest ways to social isolation.


Maybe in your community, but there are still vast swathes of morons left and they still receive representation in the government.
 
2012-07-02 02:33:49 PM  
Gloria Vanderbilt bottoms are the tops
 
2012-07-02 02:34:02 PM  
Who cares?


You go suck that dick, I'm gonna have that beer.
 
2012-07-02 02:34:55 PM  
Gay and unwatchable, wow
 
2012-07-02 02:36:06 PM  

Kaybeck: Jeremy Renner


Wait

WHAT?
 
2012-07-02 02:37:16 PM  

Kaybeck: I'm shocked. I thought Cooper was as straight as Rock Hudson, Kevin Spacey, or Jeremy Renner.


Jeremy Renner is gay too? Huh.
 
2012-07-02 02:37:28 PM  

JackieRabbit: eddiesocket: JackieRabbit: Does anyone really care anymore?

Yes. Many, many people still oppose gay rights. They have large followings and radio shows and get interviewed on cable news. Every time a respected celebrity or journalist like Anderson Cooper comes out, the narrative the bigots try to advance (teh homosexuals are depraved 'OTHERS'--sinners who are out to get our children) is damaged just a little bit more.

Yeah and those of us with a functioning brain don't care what those morons think either. Actually it is rapidly becoming way uncool to be a homophobe. It's one of the fastest ways to social isolation. There may be a lot of gay-haters left, but they are rapidly becoming like the black-haters of old: they are being quiet about their bigotry.


I don't think it's as rapidly as you think. Those "morons" have a tremendous amount of respect and clout in the middle of the country, as well as profound influence over one of the two major political parties. I'm gay and I care very much about what they think. Maybe in fifty years or so, they'll be as irrelevant as the KKK. But we're not there yet.
 
2012-07-02 02:40:09 PM  

maq0r: Kaybeck: Jeremy Renner

Wait

WHAT?


Dude lives with his "business partner" and claims that the reason he's never seen dating women is because he's "too busy." Also, he used to be a Lancome makeup guy. There are straight male hairdressers but I've never met a straight male makeup artist
 
2012-07-02 02:40:39 PM  

Theonceovertwice: Kaybeck: I'm shocked. I thought Cooper was as straight as Rock Hudson, Kevin Spacey, or Jeremy Renner.

Jeremy Renner is gay too? Huh.


I've never heard that. If he is, he's not doing the "glass closet" thing like Spacey or Cooper. He dates women.
 
2012-07-02 02:42:07 PM  
CNN Breaking News: Anderson Cooper is straight
 
2012-07-02 02:44:05 PM  

Sticky Hands: Wait... he wasn't out?


I thought the same thing. I guess we forgot to give him the memo.
 
2012-07-02 02:45:40 PM  
He's hot, intelligent, well-mannered, and funny.

Of course he's gay.

/would hit it and be hit by it
 
2012-07-02 02:45:58 PM  
good for him...anyways, here he is finding out about fecal bacteria on his phone

Link


////watching 'outrage' right now
 
2012-07-02 02:46:36 PM  

Dangl1ng: Awesome Cooper, good for you.

/It shouldn't be a big issue, but right now it needs to be.
//Someday we'll explain to our kids and grandkids how we saved liberty and equality from bigoted jackwagons.


Hope you left some room on your chest to hang the ribbons
 
2012-07-02 02:47:53 PM  

SweetRoisinDubh: Sticky Hands: Wait... he wasn't out?

I thought the same thing. I guess we forgot to give him the memo.


Me too. I thought he came out like 10-years or so ago...
 
2012-07-02 02:48:32 PM  

SweetRoisinDubh: Sticky Hands: Wait... he wasn't out?

I thought the same thing. I guess we forgot to give him the memo.


It was basically one of those things that was like if you asked him at a party he'd tell you he was gay, but, he would never say it publicly "on the record". And for obvious reasons, early in his career, it was probably a wise move. As others have stated, now that he is entrenched, he can be out much like Ellen is out, and still be able to have a wide ranging fan base and not have fear of some sort of backlash.
 
2012-07-02 02:49:54 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: One of the strangest dreams I ever had was (sometime in 2011) when I was sitting in my car, having just pulled off the road to figure something out when suddenly, he opens my passenger door, gets in, sits down and is practically begging me to drive him to Atlanta


Sure it wasn't this guy:

niviusvir.files.wordpress.com

/nothing to do with anderson cooper's sexual orientation
//first person I thought of who would need a ride to atlanta.
 
2012-07-02 02:49:58 PM  
Obvious statement is obvious. Why now, after all these years of playing coy? Is it because his foray into a talk show type program has fizzled and he's trying to stay relevant?

//BFD
 
2012-07-02 02:50:02 PM  

Nightsweat: PanicMan: Nightsweat: In case it comes up, I still like pale redheaded women.

Well yeah who doesn't?

Anderson Cooper, apparently.


Well of course. I was just trying to agree with you and failed somehow.
 
2012-07-02 02:50:02 PM  
CNN's ratings are down in the pooper, when out of the closet comes Anderson Cooper!
 
2012-07-02 02:50:32 PM  
In related news, scientists have announced a new property of water discovered. They will be calling this property "Wet".
 
2012-07-02 02:50:33 PM  
Yeah that guy does look pretty gay. Have fun in hell sucka!!
 
2012-07-02 02:51:55 PM  

PonceAlyosha: sid244: WalMartian: Next up: Daniel Tosh?

/my bet is on bi

I'm gonna go with straight. He just makes the gay/questionable comments just for shock value and to keep people guessing?

/Plus, he is from Flordia.
//Nuff said

He's from Florida. If he was gay, he'd be in better shape.


Bwahahahaha!! True!

I honestly think he's straight; just likes to "shock" people.
 
2012-07-02 02:52:48 PM  

Tommy Moo: Swap that camera for an M-16 and you have the cover for the next freaking Call of Duty game.


Meh. A big chunk of India looks like that all the time.
 
2012-07-02 02:55:02 PM  

WalMartian: PonceAlyosha: sid244: WalMartian: Next up: Daniel Tosh?

/my bet is on bi

I'm gonna go with straight. He just makes the gay/questionable comments just for shock value and to keep people guessing?

/Plus, he is from Flordia.
//Nuff said

He's from Florida. If he was gay, he'd be in better shape.

Bwahahahaha!! True!

I honestly think he's straight; just likes to "shock" people.


I've never gotten a gay vibe from him, but I do know there is a gay porno parody of his show.
 
2012-07-02 02:55:14 PM  
FTFA: I've always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly.

I've always believed that a reporter should be fluent in the grammar of the language in which he reports. What the fark happened to people knowing that "who" is just as exclusively subjective as "I"? "Whom" is objective like "me". "They" is plural, and he's using it in place of the singular "he or she".
 
2012-07-02 02:56:56 PM  
Not exactly a shock, and really, if you're a kickass journalist, it almost doesn't matter what your background is. Besides, Rachel Maddow's gay too and she also kicks all manner of ass at the anchor desk.
 
2012-07-02 02:59:00 PM  
I learned about this from a tweet...by Neil Patrick Harris. Just made it that much more legen...dary. That is all.
 
2012-07-02 03:01:03 PM  

PonceAlyosha: WalMartian: PonceAlyosha: sid244: WalMartian: Next up: Daniel Tosh?

/my bet is on bi

I'm gonna go with straight. He just makes the gay/questionable comments just for shock value and to keep people guessing?

/Plus, he is from Flordia.
//Nuff said

He's from Florida. If he was gay, he'd be in better shape.

Bwahahahaha!! True!

I honestly think he's straight; just likes to "shock" people.

I've never gotten a gay vibe from him, but I do know there is a gay porno parody of his show.


Can people tell the difference?

We've secretly replaced this man's Tosh.0 episode with a gay parody porno. Let's see what happens!
 
2012-07-02 03:02:06 PM  

ongbok: What a shock, next you know they will be telling me that Joe Buck is gay.


Joe Buck isn't gay; he's a robot.
 
2012-07-02 03:02:10 PM  

Minus 1 Charisma: CNN's ratings are down in the pooper, when out of the closet comes Anderson Cooper!


Amusing, but, I am sure some record ratings tonight for AC:360 to see what his first public statement will be since the article came out.
 
2012-07-02 03:03:14 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: One of the strangest dreams I ever had was (sometime in 2011) when I was sitting in my car, having just pulled off the road to figure something out when suddenly, he opens my passenger door, gets in, sits down and is practically begging me to drive him to Atlanta


Well, that's pretty ironic! Unless he's on the road, Anderson does his show from the NYC CNN studios.
 
2012-07-02 03:03:46 PM  

eddiesocket: PonceAlyosha: WalMartian: PonceAlyosha: sid244: WalMartian: Next up: Daniel Tosh?

/my bet is on bi

I'm gonna go with straight. He just makes the gay/questionable comments just for shock value and to keep people guessing?

/Plus, he is from Flordia.
//Nuff said

He's from Florida. If he was gay, he'd be in better shape.

Bwahahahaha!! True!

I honestly think he's straight; just likes to "shock" people.

I've never gotten a gay vibe from him, but I do know there is a gay porno parody of his show.

Can people tell the difference?

We've secretly replaced this man's Tosh.0 episode with a gay parody porno. Let's see what happens!


Something tells me he'd love the idea.
 
2012-07-02 03:04:50 PM  
Grass is green, sky still blue.
 
2012-07-02 03:10:55 PM  
who cares?
 
2012-07-02 03:11:49 PM  

jmsvrsn: Nobody went for the "cooper" "pooper" rhyme. I am so proud of you people. You have really matured


i was THIS close to submitting with the simple headline "Anderson Pooper." but i just... couldn't.
 
2012-07-02 03:15:26 PM  

FlashHarry: jmsvrsn: Nobody went for the "cooper" "pooper" rhyme. I am so proud of you people. You have really matured

i was THIS close to submitting with the simple headline "Anderson Pooper." but i just... couldn't.



Not all of the gays are uphill gardeners; many just like the oral.

Accordingly, how about Anderson Poofter?
 
2012-07-02 03:15:39 PM  
Saw this at another site with a snarky 'Who knew?' attached to it.

The correct response is 'Who cares?'

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: One of the strangest dreams I ever had was (sometime in 2011) when I was sitting in my car, having just pulled off the road to figure something out when suddenly, he opens my passenger door, gets in, sits down and is practically begging me to drive him to Atlanta


And 'Driving to Atlanta' is code for exactly what gay act?

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: [forum.gon.com image 300x170]


Well.... Bi....


Ok, I laughed. Out loud. You bastard.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2012-07-02 03:16:14 PM  
But when will he admit to being left-handed? Those kinds of people squick me out.
 
2012-07-02 03:17:53 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: Accordingly, how about Anderson Poofter?


brilliant!

and you're right. more inclusive. we don't know for a fact if AC pitches, catches, or just simply prefers to snuggle. either way, good for him.
 
2012-07-02 03:18:32 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: FTFA: I've always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly.

I've always believed that a reporter should be fluent in the grammar of the language in which he reports. What the fark happened to people knowing that "who" is just as exclusively subjective as "I"? "Whom" is objective like "me". "They" is plural, and he's using it in place of the singular "he or she".


Language changes. You'll get over it.

/I'd bet a lot that you do these things too, just like everybody else does
 
2012-07-02 03:18:36 PM  

douchebag/hater: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: One of the strangest dreams I ever had was (sometime in 2011) when I was sitting in my car, having just pulled off the road to figure something out when suddenly, he opens my passenger door, gets in, sits down and is practically begging me to drive him to Atlanta

And 'Driving to Atlanta' is code for exactly what gay act?



voiceseducation.org
And it burns, burns, burns;
that ring of fire.
 
2012-07-02 03:19:23 PM  

Wayne 985: Keep in mind what the article discussed. Anti-gay legislation, bullying, condemnation. It helps to have gay people who are high profile and can spread some understanding to straights and some hope to other gays.



And yet the whole time he was doing the anti-bullying campaign, he couldn't have helped it by admitting then and there he was gay?
 
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