Celebrities Tweet Congratulations to Anderson Cooper

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In a thoughtful, well-reasoned statement, Anderson Cooper came out as a proud gay man today, saying:

"Recently I’ve begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh personal and professional principle. It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something - something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid.

"This is distressing because it is simply not true."

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In response to the (not surprising) reveal, many celebrities have taken to Twitter and sent the CNN anchor their best wishes. A sampling is below:

Neil Patrick Harris: “Good for you, @AndersonCooper. You’re awesome.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “One of the reasons I look up to my friend @andersoncooper is his amazing eloquence. Very proud of him!”

Ellen DeGeneres: “I’m proud of you, @AndersonCooper.”

LeAnn Rimes: “Rock on @AndersonCooper for being a brave, classy man. Much respect!”

Kelly Ripa: “So proud of you @andersoncooper . Always have been, always will be.”

Sara Bareilles: “I applaud @andersoncooper for being authentic and honest with the public. It helps others feel brave too.”

Joan Rivers: “Thrilled @AndersonCooper came out! So, THAT’S why he never wanted to date me! I would’ve loved having Gloria Vanderbilt as my mother-in-law.”


Get a life hating bitches and stop worrying about his...


hmm it too agree with you :)


So who didn't know this man liked men's anuses??? Also, Bible thumpers are probably the least intelligent and most annoying people on the planet.


@Duh- I have know doubt that you are one fucked up individual. U may not b gay, but your neck deep into whatever you are involved with. Atheist? Yeah- figures. What you better do is get use to all this because we are sick of you faggot ass way of life inflicting your beliefs on society. Ghost in the sky? You are a sick bitch. your kind will only be accepted in the large cities. your like a cult of lost self identities and we are tired of playing footsies with your kind on this topic. It hasn't got ugly, not yet. Afraid of death? what an idiot, how do you relate death to any of this you moron.


Aff, that is really disgusting. Why do anti-gay people always obsess about other people's sexuality or the minute they hear a person is gay their thoughts always turn to sex? Oh! That's right.... homophobes largely are latently homosexual themselves and demonize gay people in a weak attempt to divert suspicion away from their own secret same sex desires. Please get your mind out of the gutter and on behalf of Anderson Cooper and gay people everywhere- mind your own business.


I'm not gay, but I'm also not a fucked up Christian fanatic knuckehead. Look, I get it, you guys are afraid of death, which is going to happen to all of us, so your weak mind needs some ghost in the sky to promise you a better life after your sock sale at Wal-Mart and your foreclosure. While you are living this life, you should shut the fuck up and let everyone else live their lives. Gay people do not affect you, and I cam already pre-empively blocckresponse so don't try the "but my kids..marriage...but the bible"... stop because it won't work.


If you had said even one original thing Aff I would of replied to your comment. You are repeating, put a quarter on ur record player. Keeps that needle from getting stuck on the same old same old.


If gay marriage is ok, why not make polygamy, incest, or pedophilia, OK? And all of aforementioned in the name of 'LOVE' will justify them all? Do the "ends" justify the "means" at any cost? Are gays really being honest with themselves and others in "coming out of the closet"? Why the need for gay "pride" in the first place decades ago? Perhaps someone can explain why they want to shame others for their hate or homophobia when they themselves needed to advertise and promote their own "pride" well before anyone knew about gay pride? ONE LAST POINT/QUESTION.
Doesn't the medical community recommend that you, "Wash your hands after you go to the bathroom."? Yet, now there are some in the medical community that now say it's OK to "Sleep with the waste that gets flushed down in the toilet?" and that it's possible to live a perfectly normal life.


He is really aging badly may be because of his sex orientation. At 45 you look like a 70yr old man? Any way its between you and your God


But Duh...... If they don't procreate as you put it..... how is your sinful lifestyle going to have children. can you reproduce? no you can't can you and that in itself... It's living proof that your lifestyle has no real place in the evolution of mankind. your type loves to blame Christianity along with Christians themselves all along you can be beheaded in Muslim countries for such alternative lifestyles. Your choice in gender/ there is not getting around it... It stops the human race from continuing. it is off centered and will never be accepted by most faiths or excepted by most people.

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