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Celebs Congratulate Anderson Cooper After Coming Out

Celebs Congratulate Anderson Cooper After Coming Out

Anderson Cooper revealed to the public that he is gay on Monday (July 2) and he has received a slew of congratulations from his celeb pals!

Here are some of the highlights from Twitter:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joan Rivers tweeted: “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.”

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  • Chiara

    The joan rivers tweet is hilarious! No, so thats not the reason he never dated you. The reason is your a disgusting old w/hore

  • baha

    really necessary to post it twice. that open arsehole.

    come on. the editor of this blog ‘ll be next to come out.


  • Gossipgirl

    Blahblah…….this is not news. Did he do it to help his show’s ratings? Yes.

  • Leila

    This is SO not news.
    Everyone knows he’s gay.
    Stop making a big deal about people being gay.
    It’s so bigoted.

  • TheDudeAbides

    Homophobia forever…

  • Sayer

    I thought everyone knew this already???

  • Susan

    Coming out??? The mans been out. Good grief.

  • doodle

    WOW people gettin pretty upset! Good on him it’s his life he’s enjoying himself so WHATEVER

  • miapocca

    Not NEWS..

    Why do homosexuals have to “COME OUT”

    Heterosexual don’t “GO IN” , do they

    Why is it only our business if its a gay person

  • somali girl

    disgusting faggots need to stay in the closet. Deviant lifestyle we don’t need to know about. Hang all homosexuals.

  • Nwvotes

    Were you surprised to hear that Anderson Cooper is gay? Vote at

  • Josh

    @somali girl:

    Go back to Somalia and die you filthy pirate!

  • ME

    Who cares if he is gay?? Does it really matter anymore? Why is it news when people have to come out? Why can’t people just be happy with who they are.. gay or straight.. it doesn’t matter anymore. Everyone should be able to love whoever they want to and not have to hide. Get over it people… no need to hate because of race, sexual preference or physical appearance!!!!

  • Marisa

    @ME: Completely agree.

  • KC

    I have always admired Anderson Cooper and I always will. His sexual orientation doesn’t matter to me.

  • http://! some say tomato..

    @KC: I agree whole heartedly!

  • Happy Jacky

    Good on him, America is very conservative in these things. Lots of European countries are way more progressive with Gay and Lesbian matters. I like him a lot, thumbs up AC!

  • YY

    BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah gay, gay, gay, gay, gay sick of all this crap about who’s gay, who’s not gay, who’s might be gay, who’s homophobe, who’s not, so many more important things in this world to think about. That’s being brave? What a joke.

  • V!

    He came out again!?!?!?!?!

  • ?

    now when will he disclose that he works for the cia?

  • Paulie


    Because equality still does not exist! Or have you not been paying attention to the regressive actions taken against gays in various states? Marriage, adoption, visitation rights, etc., etc. still aren’t a reality for many.

  • Helen

    @Josh: Don’t be racist .no need to make fun of the situation of a country ,you’re problem with a person not with a whole country

  • ab

    no one is actually surprised right?? ( although i wanted to marry him =/ )

  • Josh


    First of all it isn’t racist because “somali” is not a “race” of people.

    Perhaps if you lived in the Twin Cities you would grow to hate Somali people as much as I do. Almost HALF of all Somali refugees in the U.S. live in the Twin Cities and what happens when they escape the crime filled cesspool of Somalia? THEY COME HERE AND COMMIT CRIMES!

    Google how much crimes Somalis commit here in Minnesota if you don’t believe me. There is a 40% chance “somali girl” lives here and commits crimes as well. They are on the news here all the time for the crimes they commit. murder, robbery, gangs, guns, prostitution…you name it!

    We are nice enough to let them escape their cesspool and live and that is how they return the favor!

    You can also look up the words “homophobic harassment during gay pride” on youtube if you want to see a big group of Somali brats follow a guy around for 2 minutes and harass him and call him names.

    They DESERVE to be deported back to their cesspool country where they can commit crimes on their own turf because that is all they are good at.

  • Ah C

    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?

    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.

  • Kiki

    @doodle: Ah? I don’t think people gettin pretty upset. Everyone knew this already.

  • somali girl

    Somalis aren’t involved with all that crap you have described prostitution? Lol Somalis are Muslims 100% Islamic.

  • somali girl

    Somali is indeed a race of people moron just like their is Ethiopians duhh.

  • somali girl

    I am against homosexuals no matter where they come from. They need to pushed way back in the closet

  • http://donthaveone Brandon

    I wish we live in a world where none of this matters.

  • namtab

    @somali girl: Somali’s indulge in many criminal things. It is the truth.
    One Somali, Iman, has married an openly bi sexual man. Clearly these are not the thoughts of all Somali’s, only the brainwashed Muslims. All Somali are not Muslim. Hopefully, they will stay in there home town and not try to come here, we don’t need them or want them here with their religion or Muslim attitude..

  • hARRY


  • Puerto Rican Gurl

    I am against homosexuals no matter where they come from. They need to get pushed way back in the closet. It is a crime to be a homosexual in Puerto Rico.

  • nonya

    he is so cute!!!

  • Laurie


  • what

    did he not marry a woman and have kids and vehemetly deny he is gay? or was that someone else?! i’m confused, it was this guy right, and now he is gay? thought he was the poster boy for asexuality..

  • lori

    I am so devastated to hear this. I have always loved to watch him on the news and thought he was so sexy. This is such a waste. I’m speechless…… and yelling out loud.. DAMIT…. And this is the first time I have EVER commented on something…