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2012-07-02 12:24:15 PM  
6 votes:
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.

/seriously, good for him
//Anderson Cooper is hawt
///wish I were a gay man at this point
////next life maybe
2012-07-02 12:21:43 PM  
6 votes:
+1 subby
2012-07-02 01:00:38 PM  
5 votes:
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 12:37:57 PM  
5 votes:

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.
2012-07-02 12:27:50 PM  
4 votes:
Personally, I don't care. He is extremely talented, a great reporter and I grew up watching him (from his Channel One days). Why are people so interested in his sexual orientation? When I watch him, I don't sit there wondering "Is he gay?". He is (from what I can tell) a good person who works hard and has earned every bit of his reputation. If he's found happiness in his personal life, I am happy for him. Some people will never find peace and happiness.
/And he's a Vanderbilt, which is just badass in my book.
2012-07-02 12:26:43 PM  
4 votes:
The timing is suspicious: Notice this happened right after Tom Cruise went back on the market.
2012-07-02 12:25:13 PM  
4 votes:
In case it comes up, I still like pale redheaded women.
2012-07-02 02:12:27 PM  
3 votes:

gingerjet: El Pelon: Who cares?

A person's sexual preference should be none of our business.

So kids killing themselves is of no concern to you?


1982: I wish those f*****s would keep it to themselves.
2012: Who cares about sexual preferences? It's none of our business!

Just once, I would love for someone, anywhere on the internet, say "who cares? It's none of our business!" in response to a heterosexual celebrity making a comment confirming their heterosexuality. (aka, "my wife loved my latest movie", or "I enjoyed filming that scene with my co-star because she's so hot", etc). But that never happens, because people understand that we're social beings by nature, and we enjoy talking about our lives with others. It's only when someone mentions the dreaded gay that people suddenly get very concerned with what is and is not "our business".
2012-07-02 12:35:24 PM  
3 votes:
Jokes aside, I think we may have reached the tipping point where it's more of a career liability to be closeted than to be out. That's a good thing.
2012-07-02 12:30:04 PM  
3 votes:

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.

/seriously, good for him
//Anderson Cooper is hawt
///wish I were a gay man at this point
////next life maybe


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.
2012-07-02 12:22:52 PM  
3 votes:
CNN is reporting that Anderson Cooper is straight! Wolf Blitzer will now discuss whether he's banging Scarlett Johanson.
...
...
...

Wait, a correction is coming through...
2012-07-02 12:22:44 PM  
3 votes:
To no one's surprise, a considerable amount of applause, and probably a few horrified bleatings from some backwards jackasses.
2012-07-02 12:22:08 PM  
3 votes:
Ric Romero is rushing to the news desk to file a report on this shocking turn of events.
2012-07-02 04:21:54 PM  
2 votes:

PonceAlyosha: chuckufarlie: it is not a coincidence that Cooper announced that he is gay at the same time that Tom Cruise is facing a divorce.

Anderson should know better by now not to stick his dick in crazy. However, the rules say nothing about having crazy stick his dick in you.


Tom Cruise would be a downgrade for Anderson Cooper compared to the dude that he's apparently with.
2012-07-02 04:02:37 PM  
2 votes:

TheWhoppah: So now CNN has a homosexual agenda?

WTF is a homosexual agenda anyhow?


1. Manicure
2. Pick up fresh supply of sequins
3. Dry cleaning
4. Liquor store, out of vodka AGAIN
5. Tempt bible-banger public figures with perfect ass and taut abs
6. Acquire same rights as heterosexuals
7. Make painful process of self-realization far less horrifying for kids
8. Reprioritize this list

And, obviously, on pink stationary.
2012-07-02 02:05:06 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2012-07-02 01:31:14 PM  
2 votes:

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


Seriously, we should have one.
2012-07-02 01:04:06 PM  
2 votes:
Why does this NOT have an OBVIOUS tag?
2012-07-02 01:01:46 PM  
2 votes:
Nobody went for the "cooper" "pooper" rhyme. I am so proud of you people. You have really matured
2012-07-02 12:44:45 PM  
2 votes:
Subby must have listened to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and heard Mo Rocca make the same joke.
2012-07-02 12:38:25 PM  
2 votes:
Next up: Daniel Tosh?

/my bet is on bi
2012-07-02 12:35:39 PM  
2 votes:

Theonceovertwice: I thought he came out a long time ago.


He did.

jayphat: How is this news? I thought this was an already known fact?


It is.
2012-07-02 12:33:47 PM  
2 votes:
This leaves Sheppard Smith as the clear front-runner among the undeclared candidates.
2012-07-02 12:27:03 PM  
2 votes:
Wait... he wasn't out?
2012-07-02 12:22:20 PM  
2 votes:
I am Mega Steve's complete lack of surprise
2012-07-02 06:48:49 PM  
1 vote:
... I seriously already thought this was public information.

Seriously, AC did NOT come out of the closet earlier?
2012-07-02 06:40:09 PM  
1 vote:
it was about f*cking time, Anderson. Even Ricky Martin got tired of the deception and lies after 10 years. Now you can stop pretending your boyfriend doesn't exist and take him to sleepovers at Kathy Griffin's place or parties at Lady Gaga's mansion.
2012-07-02 05:41:00 PM  
1 vote:
Good for him. I hope the fact that he is living a happy, successful life inspires other people to come out.

And to those that are upset about this, get over it and get over yourself you closed-minded, backwards fools on the wrong side of history.

*imokaywiththis.jpg*

/May those who love us, love us; and those who don't love us, may God turn their hearts; and if He doesn't turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so we'll know them by their limping.

//Not gay but wishes nothing but happiness for those that are.

///NTTAWT
2012-07-02 05:17:20 PM  
1 vote:
About time.
I hope it wasn't delayed for the sake of money, as he must have 20 shows by now.

You know a person is gay when even I can detect it. You almost need a "I am Gay" t-shirt for me to see it.
2012-07-02 04:59:06 PM  
1 vote:

Baloo Uriza: You know what they call a homophobe in northeastern Oklahoma? White. Seriously, find me a tribe where there's a cultural taboo for homosexuality.


The Hebrews?
2012-07-02 04:41:42 PM  
1 vote:
I remember him from when his hair was brown and he was filming from a cave in Sarajevo. Always suspected he was gay, never cared. That dude was / is hot! Just let me watch...
2012-07-02 04:26:05 PM  
1 vote:

rynthetyn: PonceAlyosha: chuckufarlie: it is not a coincidence that Cooper announced that he is gay at the same time that Tom Cruise is facing a divorce.

Anderson should know better by now not to stick his dick in crazy. However, the rules say nothing about having crazy stick his dick in you.

Tom Cruise would be a downgrade for Anderson Cooper compared to the dude that he's apparently with.


www1.pictures.zimbio.com

Eh, he's alright. Nice damn pecs though.
2012-07-02 04:17:11 PM  
1 vote:
it is not a coincidence that Cooper announced that he is gay at the same time that Tom Cruise is facing a divorce.
2012-07-02 04:13:23 PM  
1 vote:

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Anderson Cooper could get together with Sheldon Cooper. They're both gay.


I'll just leave this here:

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2012-07-02 03:21:41 PM  
1 vote:
And it was answered with a collective DUH....

As Katt Williams said, nobody talks about you smoking crack for years unless you're smoking crack.
2012-07-02 02:50:33 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah that guy does look pretty gay. Have fun in hell sucka!!
2012-07-02 02:50:02 PM  
1 vote:
CNN's ratings are down in the pooper, when out of the closet comes Anderson Cooper!
2012-07-02 02:45:40 PM  
1 vote:
He's hot, intelligent, well-mannered, and funny.

Of course he's gay.

/would hit it and be hit by it
2012-07-02 02:23:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:57:23 PM  
1 vote:
So now CNN has a homosexual agenda?

WTF is a homosexual agenda anyhow?
2012-07-02 01:57:16 PM  
1 vote:

diaphoresis: 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.


Know how I know you didn't RTFA?
2012-07-02 01:47:06 PM  
1 vote:

Mikeyworld: Buttholes don't have gender.


4.bp.blogspot.com
Would like a word with you.
2012-07-02 01:40:56 PM  
1 vote:

babysealclubber: 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.


That Mo Rocca traveled forward in time, read the Fark headline, then went back to last week and made the joke on NPR?
2012-07-02 01:40:25 PM  
1 vote:
Still waiting for an active, high profile athlete to come out
2012-07-02 01:37:02 PM  
1 vote:
www.televisioninternet.com

Lucky bastard.
2012-07-02 01:25:10 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:07:40 PM  
1 vote:
And the sky is blue.

This is HOTY material.
2012-07-02 12:56:02 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:55:36 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:52:58 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:50:57 PM  
1 vote:
Everybody paying attention already knew AC was gay. Nobody important really cared.

But AC's letter in TFA was really well written and thoughtful.
2012-07-02 12:48:36 PM  
1 vote:

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


Wait. What? I say "Please, drive me to Atlanta" all the time...
2012-07-02 12:47:40 PM  
1 vote:

WalMartian: Next up: Daniel Tosh?

/my bet is on bi


I believe Daniel Tosh is straight. As a pin, actually. I just believe he is extremely comfortable with this sexuality and that he likes to push the envelope as a comedian.

/I have a pretty good gaydar
//sometimes it's off though, so we'll see. :-)
2012-07-02 12:46:08 PM  
1 vote:

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.

/seriously, good for him



Well said.

I the only time I am interested in someone's sexual preference is when I am trying to sleep with them or they are trying to sleep with me. other than that, it is one of the least interesting parts of their personality.

I hope more people come out like this without fear of their career being in jeopardy.
2012-07-02 12:44:18 PM  
1 vote:

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


i1151.photobucket.com
2012-07-02 12:41:27 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2012-07-02 12:37:37 PM  
1 vote:

rynthetyn: Jokes aside, I think we may have reached the tipping point where it's more of a career liability to be closeted than to be out. That's a good thing.


Not quite...

There's still the "lost generation"... guys like Tom Cruise and John Travolta who are suspected of being gay, but have been on the DL so long because when they rose to fame being gay was a no no, and at this point they probably think it would be a disaster for them to come out.
2012-07-02 12:34:59 PM  
1 vote:
It makes me kinda happy that nowadays a celebrity (or whomever) can come out, and most people are like, "Ok. It's no big deal." People should be able to be who they are. If you're an adult person, then you should be able to enjoy an adult relationship with any other adult person.

//Hard to believe it was only 10 years ago when 'coming out' news was BIG, OMIGOD, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT stuff.
2012-07-02 12:34:17 PM  
1 vote:
I thought he came out a long time ago.
2012-07-02 12:30:49 PM  
1 vote:
I thought he had already came out , why is this news??
2012-07-02 12:30:18 PM  
1 vote:
HOTY candidate.
2012-07-02 12:29:54 PM  
1 vote:
Now if only he'd admit his show is terrible. WTF? The guy used to be an A-list reporter. Now he's like Maury.
2012-07-02 12:29:11 PM  
1 vote:
Anderson Cooper 180.
2012-07-02 12:28:17 PM  
1 vote:
forum.gon.com


Well.... Bi....
2012-07-02 12:27:37 PM  
1 vote:
This brings a whole new angle to my fantasies about him. Shine on, Silver Fox.
2012-07-02 12:26:14 PM  
1 vote:
The hell you say, subby. Anderson Cooper gay? I don't believe it.
2012-07-02 12:23:16 PM  
1 vote:
He's a fanny bandit? Nttawwt. Well; let's begin with the general mockery of fox news and conservatives, shall we?
2012-07-02 12:22:47 PM  
1 vote:
No wai!
 
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