Best (& Worst) Twitter Reactions to Anderson Cooper’s Coming Out

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive.


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American journalist and TV personality Anderson Cooper came out as gay yesterday via friend and blogger Andrew Sullivan. Whether or not anyone was surprised by the announcement, reactions from the celebrity community have been overwhelmingly supportive. The best, worst, snarkiest and just plain weird are featured below:

Best: 

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

Mindy Kaling: “I don’t care, I’m still gonna make a run at Anderson Cooper.”

Mia Farrow: “In a perfect world, I don’t think it’s anyone else’s business—Anderson Cooper.”

Columnist Nicholas Kristof: “Most important thing abt [Anderson Cooper] isn’t that he’s gay. It’s that he’s a first-rate journalist.”

 

Worst: 

The Fake CNN: ” Snooki unsure of father of baby. Anderson Cooper ruled out.”

Jack Black: “Anderson Cooper comes out, Tom Cruise is getting a divorce. I think we all know that something super-duper fabulous is going down!”

TV Host Billy Eichner: “[Anderson Cooper], was it Magic Mike?”

 

Snarkiest: 

Comedian Drew Harmon: “Anderson Cooper is gay. Also breaking: sun rises in East, sets in West.”

Rush Limbaugh (not via Twitter): “[Cooper’s announcement] might be the best ratings move CNN’s made in I don’t know how long.”

Comedian Erin Gibson: “Hooray! [Anderson Cooper] came out as gray!”

 

Weirdest:

Olympic Skater Johnny Weird-Voronov: “Very proud of [Anderson Cooper]. I recently shared an airplane ride with him and he smells of baby powder and sunshine. Well done sir.”

Dave Rubin: “BREAKING NEWS: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer has just come out as an actual wolf.”

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