CNN host Anderson Cooper on Monday announced that he was gay, setting off a wave of *hilarious* reactions across the web.
PolicyMic's own Alex Marin opined, "I don’t mean to say that CNN’s wonder boy Anderson Cooper acts like a stereotypical gay person, far from it. But the hysteria generated every time someone famous discloses his or her sexual orientation and preferences in public still cracks me up."
Well get ready to be cracked up even more:
RUMOR: Justice Kennedy tried to get Anderson Cooper to switch for weeks.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) July 2, 2012
Yes Anderson Cooper, we’re all excited Tom Cruise is single.— Rob Fee (@robfee) July 2, 2012
BREAKING: Wolf Blitzer not really a wolf.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 2, 2012
CNN is reporting that Anderson Cooper is straight— Times Public Editor (@TimesPublicEdit) July 2, 2012
Wait, Anderson Cooper is white?— Paul Ford (@ftrain) July 2, 2012
"I'm shocked Anderson Cooper came out." - No One— Very Rude Tweets™ (@VeryRudeTweets) July 2, 2012
breaking news: anderson cooper admits to being a clean shaven television personality with great journalistic integrity and fashion sense.— John Elerick (@johnelerick) July 2, 2012
Anderson Cooper has come out of the closet. In less shocking news, the Forest Moon of Endor has trees.— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) July 2, 2012
Big misunderstanding--Anderson Cooper announced he's 'Gray.'— Colin Cowherd (@ESPN_Colin) July 2, 2012
CNN still reporting Anderson Cooper is straight.— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) July 2, 2012
So I pretty much just landed the sickest Anderson Cooper 360 anyone at this skatepark has ever seen.— Nathan of Ulysses (@duplicitron) June 26, 2012
Anderson Cooper: "Also, my face was carved by angels."— Jocelyn Plums (@FilthyRichmond) July 2, 2012
My dead grandmother literally climbed out of her grave & wrote me a handwritten letter, just to express her shock over Anderson Cooper.—Ryan Shattuck(@ryanmer) July 2, 2012
Funny? Or is this a more serious issue?
PolicyMic's Marin continues:
"But, in all honesty, the fact that we still pay so much attention to people’s sexualities in the era of Glee and DWTS is surprising to me. Seriously, who cares? The guy has admitted to fellow female reporters that their husbands “don’t have anything to worry about” repeatedly. He also has shared “flamboyant” moments with openly gay talk show host Ellen DeGeneres for years. To me, Anderson Cooper has cleverly lived his career in what The Advocate magazine has dubbed “the glass closet.” He's never denied anything. He just likes to enjoy privacy, just like anybody else (gay, straight or pansexual). It never occurred to me that he had to “come out” one way or the other."