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Perez Hilton on why he thinks Anderson Cooper and others should be publicly out

Anderson Cooper has never publicly discussed his sexuality.

But he, once again, made the Out Power 50 List which was unveiled today.

Perez Hilton says in an interview that Cooper should be more open.

‘Look at someone like Anderson Cooper who even Out Magazine has reported as being gay,’ Hilton says in an interview with that surfaced on YouTube this week. ‘Has Anderson Cooper come out? No. That’s his choice. He’s going to remain in the closet even though everybody knows he’s gay. And that’s okay because it’s his story to tell if and when he’s ready.’

Until then, Hilton indicates that Cooper’s private life is fair game.

‘That doesn’t mean the gay media – myself included – shouldn’t talk about Anderson Cooper being in the closet and [that] we shouldn’t talk about how much better it would be for the community and for him if he were open.’

To read more about this, see my story at Gay Star News.

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5 Remarks

  1. April 26th, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    RichB in PS says:

    P.Hilton has right to his opinion but I absolutely disagree with Hilton, a personal life if chosen to be private then should be is just that, private.

  2. I really wish all media, including you Greg, would stop giving Hilton any “air” time to speak of. He’s really a vulgar human being at times. There’s simply no reason to listen to anything he has to say.

  3. His point is valid. We need people to be proud of who they are and open about it. When high profile people, like Anderson, are open and proud of who they are, it makes a difference. Someday it won’t matter, but for now, it does.

  4. April 27th, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    Gaspar Marino says:

    I agree with Perez. I do believe that it’s a persons preogative to come out if and when they choose and feel comfortable in doing so, but I also believe that more gay “celebrities” should come out both as role models for gay youth and also to show the world at large that not all gay people are promiscuous sex-crazed maniacs.

  5. If Don Lemon can survive it, so can Anderson~~~

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