Anderson Cooper: Being Gay Is "The Greatest Privilege Of My Life"
Some might guess that our husband Anderson Cooper feels his pedigree is the greatest privilege of his life, but a group of international students in Kentucky learned otherwise.
Cooper spoke of why he “came out” publicly. He said he had never been really hiding his sexuality, but it could have been dangerous to him in certain situations, like when he was imprisoned in Iran for three days, a place where gays are persecuted.
“I didn’t want it to seem like I was uncomfortable or was hiding something … I can honestly think that being gay is the greatest privilege of my life,” he said.
Cooper's topics ran a diverse gamut, from Pizza Hut and Neo Nazis to vacations and Iran. But it was his mention of an interview with Adele that drew the most laughs from the audience.
Cooper did say that interviewing Adele was “so much fun,” saying that she was extremely candid.
In particular, he cited when the singer spoke of how her throat looked after a surgery she had to correct a throat injury.
“Adele said, ‘It was like a vagina in my throat,’ and I don’t have a lot of experience in that area,” he said, enticing loud and widespread laughter.