Chely Wright Praises Anderson Cooper on His Coming Out - Watch
Chely Wright and Entertainment Weekly Managing Editor Jess Cagle appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss EW’s recent coming out issue and Anderson Cooper’s subsequent coming out.
Wright, who became the first major country star to come out of the closet in 2010, praised Cooper’s grace in coming out, which he did via an email to The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan on Monday.
"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud," Anderson Cooper wrote in an email that he agreed to have published on The Daily Beast.
As someone who’s been through a public coming out, chronicled in Wright’s documentary Wish Me Away, she said of Cooper’s coming out, “I think it’s perfect the way he did it. It was perfectly Anderson.”
Wright goes on to say “We know there’s not been a more fierce advocate for antibullying measures and efforts than Anderson Cooper. No one doubted he was for us, now everyone knows that he is.
Watch the discussion below: