The Irony About Anderson Cooper's Boyfriend's Supposed Indiscretion

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When photos leaked of Anderson Cooper's boyfriend Ben Maisani kissing another man in public, I thought two things:

(1) Maybe they have an open relationship. In fact, they do, according to the Daily News! It's just the existence of the photos that apparently irks the twosome, not what they represent.

(2) This whole brouhaha is a little bit ironic because if Anderson hadn't been out of the closet, a lot of the old-school print media wouldn't have covered this.

Most of the media, after all, skirted around his love life for years, projecting their own squeamishness about same-sex stuff, though they'll gladly report on any other types of personal issues involving celebrities.

But once Anderson said "Yep, I'm gay," the floodgates were open and now even the old-fashioned press could cover his relationship without a second thought.

But I'm still thrilled that Anderson came out, believe me.

And it's interesting that he's now on an even playing field with everyone else, including the coverage of every potential blip along the way, along with all the great things that come with a relationship known around the world.

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YingYang
YingYang

I know I'm late to the party but I am going to throw in my 2 cents anyway. The fact that the automatic question here was "do they have an open relationship" is a very strong argument against gay marriage and gay adoption.

 

Its not a place your mind goes to when you hear about hetero infidelities at all. In fact I wouldnt think to ask this if it was Ellen D or Melissa Etheridge. Kids need stability. Yes some hetero couples have open relationships but they are in the tiny minority and theres evidence that their relationships and the wellbeing of their kids suffer as a result.

 

In any case, why the hell do they want to get married when the promise of fidelity and exclusivity would never be respected?

anon
anon

It's not a "fact" that they have an open relationship. The NY Daily News gossip writer is claiming they do. Other gossip writers have said their sources claim that they do not have an open relationship. Even if they DO have some sort of open relationship that still wouldn't indicate whether this would be classified as cheating or at least betrayal because open couple have different agreements and degrees of open.

wings2
wings2

For years the chant we heard from people was "Come out, Anderson!" and now it's "Admit you have an open relationship, Anderson!"

 

It's kind of amusing.

Monica_Breedlove
Monica_Breedlove

darn, the one day i passed on Rambling through the Park.

(although is it central park?  a bit tough to tell, esp. with the telephotos.)

SavannahMontgomery
SavannahMontgomery

I'm not surprised....after all, Momma put her name on all the asses of America...he had to deal with that.

latenitebump
latenitebump

well! gays want the same rights as straights. guess, they will be equally trashed like them, too. at least, in the media.

would love to see the reality show of that fight at home. wonder how his boyfriend´s gonna talk his way out of that one? and cruising in central park. he´s lucky it wasn´t no undercover police officer.

will they seek marraige counselling for sex addiction?

the piece in the foto anderson´s b-friend is kissing looks like he can fuck, tho. he probably has a big one. the piece. 69 all the time. in the bushes love to do it.

Timmee
Timmee

As a wise old queen once said to me, "Discretion is the better part of valor" Ben is old enough to know better, sorry.

TonyT
TonyT

Want to be in a relationship with a public figure? Great, go to it. But recognize that there are trade-offs, and you should be circumspect enough that your private rules don't become a matter of public discussion. When one 'civilian' friend of mine started dating a high-profile guy, they agreed to three rules: I will respect you, I will never hide you, I will not embarrass you. Seems to work for them. 

JuicyJincey
JuicyJincey

@mikeymusto Despite the judgmental tone of the media's coverage, I still think it's a positive that we're seeing stories about gays!

KevinClamato
KevinClamato

@mikeymusto I know Ben pretty well. They do have an open relationship. Oh dear...

ladybug9
ladybug9

And why not just go to the guy's house?

ladybug9
ladybug9

Agreed.

 

But was Ben kissing the guy in the Rambles? Is there sex there again?

Annie
Annie

 @YingYang There are plenty of open marriages and relationships in the world and in the show business particularly. Being gay has nothing to do with it.

Kids don't get more or less stability if their parents are gay - just look at the divorce rates. People have a right to make their own relationship rules and gays should have equal rights.

wings2
wings2

 @anon Musto didn't say it was a fact. He said "according to the Daily News." But if it is an open relationship, it wouldn't be cheating at all--just indiscretion.

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