Actor Neil Patrick Harris says he
understands why news anchors would prefer to keep their personal lives
During an appearance on HuffPost
Live, Harris, 40, was asked by Josh Zepps why he decided to come
out publicly in 2006.
“I fell in love with a dude and
started spending all of my time with him, and therefore you don't
want to be suppressive of that,” Harris said. “I didn't want to
disrespect David [Burtka] … it's a very individual thing.”
Harris and fiancé Burtka are currently
raising fraternal twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, who were born
Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
added that he understands the reasons why news anchors such as CNN's
Anderson Cooper, who publicly came out gay in 2012, and Fox News'
Shepard Smith are reticent to discuss their personal lives in public.
“I can totally understand why you
wouldn't want people who may have a bias against you, if they know
more about your personal life, to be watching the news that you're
giving and already thinking that you're slanting it in a specific
way,” Harris said. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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Smith's boyfriend outed by Gawker.)