Star Jones on Anderson Cooper Gay Admission: Total Ratings Grab!

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In a well-reasoned, intelligent, thoughtful statement this week, Anderson Cooper came out to the public this week as a happy, proud gay man.

And Star Jones believes he did so for the ratings.

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Asked about Cooper's announcement by Natalie Morales of The Today Show this morning, the irritating former View co-host said "I'm a little bit of a cynic" and added of Cooper:

"He's a daytime talk show host and when the rating slip in daytime, the hosts tend to tell you lots of things about them."

Jones then went on to cite Oprah Winfrey and her admission in the 1990s that she was pregnant at 14, hooked on drugs and once considered suicide.

"There [are] times when you generate information for ratings," Jones said, seeming to allege that Winfrey concocted those stories and Cooper had a motive beyond mere honesty for his public reveal.

Seriously, could this woman suck any more if she tried?

[Photos: WENN.com]

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I admire Anderson Cooper for being who he is and addressing issues of social injustice wherever he might be and possessing such a great deal of integrity. I don't feel he was attempting to him who he was, it just was no one's business and for whatever reason, (and not ratings!!!!Star Jones), he decided it was time to make a very eloquent statement about himself which makes him even more endearing. Being a black woman, (66), if he were my son, I would be proud to call him mine and I admire him for having such a strong sense of self and standing up foremost for himself and what he believes in. No one can take away his essence and who he is. GOOD FOR YOU ANDERSON, YOU GO BOY!!!