NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman has
said CNN host Anderson Cooper is gay.
Despite never acknowledging – or
denying – that he's gay, Cooper has become a staple on gay glossy
Out's annual list of the most powerful and influential gay
people in America. (A distinction he shares with actress Jodie
44, ranked 3rd
in this year's roundup, just ahead of fourth-place finisher MSNBC
host Rachel Maddow.
On Monday, Cooper premiered his new
syndicated talk show Anderson. He also hosts the CNN news
show Anderson Cooper 360.
During an interview on In
Depth, Rodman, 50, offered host Graham Bensinger his thoughts
on the gay community and Cooper's sexual orientation.
“The gay community is very cool.
Because gay community really drives a lot of things about this
country. And all of the sudden things are so cool with the gay
community. And it's cool because they ain't need to be segregated
now. They can just, okay, great, that's fucking cool. Look at the
guy on 360, they got a news guy, he's fucking gay as fuck and
he's still making 25 million fucking [dollars] a year.”
“Back then it was like, 'Oh my God,
he's gay!' If I told people I was gay, they would say, 'Oh, we knew,
we was just waiting for you to come out!'” Rodman added.