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Cooper’s Internet Support Swoons

July 3rd, 2012

Yesterday morning through journalist Andrew Sullivan and his column in The Daily Beast CNN’s Anderson Cooper officially came out as gay saying, “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,” While only a few grandmothers in Ohio were actually unaware of this, the “announcement,” it had a huge effect through social media. Anderson Cooper was trending almost the entire day on Twitter with mostly positive and gushing support for the newsman. Our Votertide data shows an amazing spike for him. Cooper gained over thirty thousand new Twitter followers yesterday alone and five hundred new Facebook fans! In contrast, Cooper usually picks up between two to three thousand new Twitter followers per day and between fifty to one hundred new Facebook fans per day. Even though it is much more common today to be openly gay, there still looks to be a desire for many people to support and share in those announcements by becoming a fan and messaging to the person.








9 Responses

  1. Isa says:

    Happy for u, and we need more men get out from the closet….

  2. Rev Dr Jesse Bateau says:

    I’ve always liked the man, and though I don’t care for most newscasters, I’ve enjoyed listening to him more than most. And now that I know that he’s Gay, I like him even better.

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    I will like to know…. What do you think about american men travel to different latin countries and haven sex whit children?????

  6. Connie Bach says:

    Anderson, gay or not, you’re the hottest journalist ever and it makes no difference regardless. America still loves you always will! Rock on baby!

  7. Cherie Pro says:

    You are the best news reporter I television and what you do or who you love when you are on your own time is no ones business. This doesn’t change who you are or you outstanding professionalism.

    I support you,

    Cherie Pro

  8. Lamar says:

    Let me see is this suppose to be a surprise?

  9. Donna Thorpe says:

    I am one of those who had no idea he was gay. I have just always had tremendous respect for him…was rooting for a “Kelly & Cooper Show”. My opinion of him has changed…I admire and respect him more! I also think he is handsome and tremendously sexy, but alas, I was born 40 years too early and now realize my chances are even slimmer,,,but I’ve still got a crush on Anderson Cooper…there, now I’m out!

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