Anderson Cooper finally came out of the closet via a blog post by Andrew Sullivan and Twitter blew up with the same reaction: "duh". Anderson Cooper made news today with something that most people already knew or at least already assumed. The interesting part is that there seems to be more people "surprised that people are surprised" than people who are actually expressing any sort of surprise at all. So it's just highly publicized news, not necessarily something that's shocked everyone.
The most important part of the interview with Andrew Sullivan, which is how he came out is this sentence: "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."
So the news isn't quite significant because he's telling the world he's a homosexual, but it's a big deal because someone who wanted to seem impartial, who held off from telling the public his sexual orientation, finally came out in order to support the millions of others who are "out".
He said it best: "... the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible."
So here are the best Twitter reactions to Anderson cooper making himself visible.
They Will Never Live This Down
CNN still reporting Anderson Cooper is straight.— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) July 2, 2012
The truth is Anderson Cooper would have come out of the closet sooner but being on CNN prevented him from accurately breaking a news story.— Steadman (@SteadmanChris) July 2, 2012
Oblivious Women Lament Anderson Cooper's Official Statement
Anderson Cooper officially comes out. My mother sighs and crosses another potential husband for me off the list.— thrace (@thrace) July 2, 2012
In other news Anderson Cooper came out of the closet and I'm upset about it. #whitehairedfox— erynn olan (@fastforwerd) July 2, 2012
People's Moms React to the Official News
Man my mom is ticked first she lost Neil Patrick Harris and now Anderson Cooper. (Like she stood a chance) Congrats Anderson!— luanne davis (@greenbayluby) July 2, 2012
In other news, my mom now wants me to marry @andersoncooper.— rb sayre (@yeswhateverok) July 2, 2012
Dude could be your dad! RT @ChrisDStedman My mom has long said that I should date Anderson Cooper. I fully expect she's going to text today— Emily L. Hauser (@emilylhauser) July 2, 2012
Straw That Broke the Camel's Back
I guess Anderson Cooper finally saw Magic Mike.— Vince Mancini (@Filmdrunk) July 2, 2012