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2012-07-02 12:52:58 PM
Ummm...okay. Why is this news? I mean really Anderson Coopers sexual orientation never occurred to me before today. Why would it matter?
 
2012-07-02 12:54:57 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


Like duh. Everybody knows "Atlanta" is code for Gayville.
 
2012-07-02 12:55:17 PM

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


*perks up ears*
 
2012-07-02 12:55:36 PM
The fact is, Anderson, everyone knew that fifteen years ago. And apart from bigots, nobody cared.

Maybe next you can recognize that you work for an idiot network. And are a vain peacock who thinks having perfect hair and wearing clothes that show off your buff bod while reporting in a war zone is the way grownups behave.

I don't care what you do with your snickerdoodle. What you do on CNN is disgusting.
 
2012-07-02 12:56:02 PM

KhamanV: thenewmissus: Good for him.

I am not sure why people feel the need to share their sexual preference. To me, it should only be discussed if we are talking about dating or getting to know each other.


Because being gay is still intensely socially problematic in the US and coming out is still potentially one of the most terrifying things in a young person's life. Because there are so many consequences to being gay that by being vocal and being public, they are fighting to create *more* safety for people like them so that, someday, their orientation really isn't an issue. Right now it's usually 'ew, I don't care, it doesn't affect me, don't talk about it.' It's not an issue for you.

It sure as shiat is an issue for gay people. Announcements like this can ruin or force changes in careers and Anderson is extremely fortunate to be entrenched. By coming out officially now, his career is safe and he can now speak for those who can't.


Pretty much this. Even as the glass closet is becoming a liability for public figures, there are still a lot of places in this country where it's difficult for people to be out. Kids are still being rejected by their families, people can still get fired or face housing discrimination in much of the country, and even if you don't have any of that to worry about it's still frikkin scary to come out. Because people feel like they know celebrities, a celebrity coming out has almost the same effect in changing people's minds as someone they actually know coming out does.

Anderson Cooper being out makes it easier for the kid in small town America to come out.
 
2012-07-02 12:58:49 PM

iheartscotch: He's a fanny bandit? Nttawwt. Well; let's begin with the general mockery of fox news and conservatives, shall we?


If he goes to the UK, he'll be in for a surpri-iise!!
 
2012-07-02 12:59:05 PM
Cooper was laughing hysterically at some guy going #2 in his pants on a plane one time.. the guy has ulcerative colitis and heres that farking asshole anderson cooper laughing at him with his super annoying girly laugh

i hate him
 
2012-07-02 01:00:38 PM
dailydish.typepad.com

Swap that camera for an M-16 and you have the cover for the next freaking Call of Duty game.
 
2012-07-02 01:01:07 PM

Kibbler: The fact is, Anderson, everyone knew that fifteen years ago. And apart from bigots, nobody cared.

Maybe next you can recognize that you work for an idiot network. And are a vain peacock who thinks having perfect hair and wearing clothes that show off your buff bod while reporting in a war zone is the way grownups behave.

I don't care what you do with your snickerdoodle. What you do on CNN is disgusting.


How is that any different than any other video journalist of that level of popularity?

What, because he's gay you're going to hold him to a higher moral standard?
 
2012-07-02 01:01:15 PM

bongmiester: [img528.imageshack.us image 426x299]


To be fair, AC isn't making a face because a woman is about to kiss him.

It's because KATHY GRIFFIN is about to kiss him...
 
2012-07-02 01:01:25 PM

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


Well yeah who doesn't?

/Also I don't care who is or isn't gay.
 
2012-07-02 01:01:28 PM
I still think the most interesting thing about Anderson Cooper is the brilliant impersonation he does of Courtney Stodden's lip twitch/pout that she kept doing in the tv interview with her and her hubby, what's-his-name.
 
2012-07-02 01:01:46 PM
Nobody went for the "cooper" "pooper" rhyme. I am so proud of you people. You have really matured
 
2012-07-02 01:01:47 PM
Did anyone else read that as Alice Cooper?
 
2012-07-02 01:01:57 PM
I love Cooper. Glad he said it.
 
2012-07-02 01:04:06 PM
Why does this NOT have an OBVIOUS tag?
 
2012-07-02 01:04:56 PM
The news isn't much of a surprise to me, but still that's a Very Clever and Timely headline, Subby!

/Thanks also to the moderators for green lighting this one...
 
2012-07-02 01:05:33 PM

schpanky: LaraAmber: If anything happens to my husband, can he become straight for a couple days and console me in my grief? Because damn, he's hot.

Will you wait for the body to cool?


I think that will depend on AC's availability. I'm sure he's got a pretty busy schedule.
 
2012-07-02 01:07:23 PM
This is new news and no one could possibly have thought this were the case before now.
 
2012-07-02 01:07:40 PM
And the sky is blue.

This is HOTY material.
 
2012-07-02 01:08:06 PM

Tommy Moo: [dailydish.typepad.com image 640x425]

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


Call of Duty: Black C*cks
 
2012-07-02 01:08:51 PM

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

....is he?


Doubt it; at most he plays both sides of the field. I've watched him chase pretty hard after a female friend. Like to the point where she had to go "Stop calling me."

/He's damaged goods
//His ex-wife is a total complete battle-axe biatch on wheels
 
2012-07-02 01:08:59 PM
I hung out with Anderson in New Orleans after Katrina when he was down there. I ran a "food kitchen" where we cooked for the S&R groups plus anyone left in downtown New Orleans. I knew Anderson was gay back then.. I know this because as we sat down to eat and chat he noticed my tattoos and asked me to take my shirt off so he could see the rest. If I were gay I probably would bone Anderson.. Like him, I also have prematurely graying hair. Alas.. I'm straight.
 
2012-07-02 01:09:35 PM
bluorangefyre reporting from the Romerocopter. The general sense that I can tell from here is nobody really cares. Back to you.
 
2012-07-02 01:11:27 PM
I tried to reason with my wife that Anderson Cooper was straight for years now and she insisted that he was gay. Then one day I saw he had a talk show, "Anderson." And I watched said talk show...

/and yet again my wife has proven me wrong...
 
2012-07-02 01:11:46 PM
gobsmacked......simply....gobsmacked
 
2012-07-02 01:11:48 PM

ontariolightning: Cooper was laughing hysterically at some guy going #2 in his pants on a plane one time.. the guy has ulcerative colitis and heres that farking asshole anderson cooper laughing at him with his super annoying girly laugh

i hate him


citation needed

Also - if you have a disease that makes you prone to shiat your pants, then you take care of that and wear a Depends if you are going to be out in public. I'm not saying it is right to laugh at people, but if you have poopy problems then taking precautions is simply basic hygiene.
 
2012-07-02 01:13:26 PM
My wife didn't know he was gay. On Saturday we were talking about people getting their hair dyed white and gray (she is naturally gray - part indian, and she mentioned she thought this CNN reporter was hot. I asked if she meant Anderson Cooper. She said yes. I had to inform her that he was gay. She didn't believe me.

Usually her gaydar is spot on but this is one time she missed it. I think her love for him blinded her.
 
2012-07-02 01:14:35 PM
I have nothing to add to the discussion except a picture of Anderson in a bunny suit:



/Props to Anderson
 
2012-07-02 01:15:08 PM
This is my shocked face

profile.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-07-02 01:15:32 PM
Dammit, too big:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-02 01:16:52 PM

ontariolightning: Cooper was laughing hysterically at some guy going #2 in his pants on a plane one time.. the guy has ulcerative colitis and heres that farking asshole anderson cooper laughing at him with his super annoying girly laugh

i hate him



He was laughing at Gerard Depardieu, who was drunk and took a wizz on the service cart. Anderson could not get past "Depar-doo" without giggling. Lighten up.
 
2012-07-02 01:17:02 PM

mattador: Subby must have listened to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and heard Mo Rocca make the same joke.


I've listened to that "comedy" show, and I'm betting it was the other way around.
 
2012-07-02 01:17:22 PM
"Anderson Cooper is gay. We knew this, didn't we?"

-quote from Anne Rice on her Facebook page

\and lo, the OBVIOUS tag did break itself over the head of Saint Ric of Romero, and there was much rejoicing....
 
2012-07-02 01:19:41 PM
*yawn*

For the past 6 years I've been futilely searching for the smallest scrap of evidence - anything at all -- indicating that he may be heterosexual.
 
2012-07-02 01:20:29 PM
I thought he was already open about it.

Nice to see him stand up. More homosexuals need to do the same.
 
2012-07-02 01:20:54 PM

Sticky Hands: schpanky: 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

If you're a hetero guy it means yep you're gay. Consult a therapist.


"Please, drive me to Atlanta": The not so secret phrase for the gayest gay that two men can gay.


Some of my best friends are from Atlanta....
 
2012-07-02 01:21:02 PM

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

Well yeah who doesn't?


Anderson Cooper, apparently.
 
2012-07-02 01:22:00 PM

Ceiling Moran: bongmiester: [img528.imageshack.us image 426x299]

To be fair, AC isn't making a face because a woman is about to kiss him.

It's because KATHY GRIFFIN is about to kiss him...


Kathy Griffin, Professional Beard
 
2012-07-02 01:25:10 PM

ontariolightning: Cooper was laughing hysterically at some guy going #2 in his pants on a plane one time.. the guy has ulcerative colitis and heres that farking asshole anderson cooper laughing at him with his super annoying girly laugh

i hate him


somehow I don't think Fark is the place for you.
 
2012-07-02 01:26:10 PM
Nice headline for the topic!
 
2012-07-02 01:27:07 PM

ciberido: Sticky Hands: schpanky: 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

If you're a hetero guy it means yep you're gay. Consult a therapist.


"Please, drive me to Atlanta": The not so secret phrase for the gayest gay that two men can gay.

Some of my best friends are from Atlanta....


Time for you to get gayin' then!

/autocorrect for gayin is "vagina". Coincidence? I think not!
 
2012-07-02 01:27:39 PM

Sofa King Smart: Anderson Cooper 180.


I like your headline better. Here, have a Thin Mint.
 
2012-07-02 01:28:12 PM
CNN's going to need more than this to get their ratings even close FOX. Good luck with that!
 
2012-07-02 01:30:17 PM

pueblonative: +1 subby


add my +1

Never liked AC, but now that he has 'come out', I like him less. Not for being gay, but because he just became a bigger attention whore.

He needs to get a job at Fox if he wants to be a bigger attention whore.

/Just give us the news
//Don't give a crap about you personally
///Just read the damn teleprompter
 
2012-07-02 01:31:13 PM
You know, my gaydar is totally broken. I never questioned his sexuality, even with those tight black shirts.

Next thing you know, someone will tell me Rachel Maddow is gay.
 
2012-07-02 01:31:14 PM

Archimedes' Principal: Why does this NOT have an OBVIOUS FABULOUS tag?


Seriously, we should have one.
 
2012-07-02 01:31:56 PM
Anderson Cooper bravely comes out of the closet after all the lights are out and everyone has gone home.
 
2012-07-02 01:32:23 PM
We get it! He's Black.
 
2012-07-02 01:33:10 PM
Wow. He's way more religious than I thought he would be.

/Jodie Foster up next?
 
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