CNN anchor Anderson Cooper joked on
Late Night that host David Letterman sets off his gay-dar.
Cooper, who came out gay last year
after ducking rumors for years, appeared on CBS' late night talk show
Letterman wanted to know whether Cooper
“Gay-dar is there … do you have the
… you hear a lot about gay-dar,” Letterman said.
“I know, I know, yeah, it's a good
question,” Cooper answered.
“I'm pinging off the hook about you
Dave,” Copper joked. “Look, I can sometimes tell when somebody
else is gay. But I'm eternally surprised. I mean, there's people I
always thought were gay and are not, then there's people I never knew
were gay in a million years and turned out to be.”
“But it doesn't exist any more than
human intuition exists ...”
“I don't think there's some sort of …
there's not a secret code that we've all learned from a young age.
There's not a secret like handshake,” Cooper added. (The video is
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