Why Anderson Cooper Came Out Now
To me there is something unsettling about Anderson Cooper, and those who know me, listen to me, or have read anything I've ever written, should know it's got nothing to do with the fact that he's gay.
I find his reports condascending. I find his privileged Vanderbilt upbringing permeates his feelings of superiority, and his history shows us that be bounced around for years just trying to be famous until “news” made him so.
Anderson Cooper came out over the weekend when he gave blogger Andrew Sullivan permission to publish the following email:
“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's simply not true. The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself and proud.”
In 2007 Out magazine named him second only to David Geffen in the 50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women In America. We've all known, so why now...why would he suddenly come out? I offer the following possibilities.
1. It's ratings.
2. Someone of authority was going to out him anyway.
3. He's trying to land an exclusive with Travolta.
4. He lost a leg-wrestling wager with Ellen.
5. He was named in the secret Katie Holmes divorce papers.
6. Bought gay July 4th fireworks by mistake, couldn't get a refund, then thought, “oh well”.
7. He wants to get legally married.
8. Elton John has recently re-recorded Candle In The Wind in his honor.
9. He's actually not gay, but he needs a good hook for his show.
10. He's a man of intergrity who finally decided that enough was enough.
11. Was afraid the God Particle somehow ID'd him.
12. Could never otherwise explain the in-depth 2007 Kenny Chesney interview.
13. Wanted his complete Doogie Howser Blu-Ray collection personally autographed.
14. Didn't want to be the “last” 60 Minutes correspondent to do so.
These are just a few guesses, I'm sure you have your own. LEAVE COMMENTS.
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