Celebrities Tweet Support, Jokes for Anderson Cooper After His Coming Out Announcement

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Anderson Cooper finally confirmed what we all knew was true: He's gay. The CNN journalist and talk show host officially came out in an email he sent to friend and reporter for The Daily Beast, Andrew Sullivan.

"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," Cooper wrote, adding that he's out among his friends and colleagues, but never felt it was anyone else's business.

Cooper's words come as more and more celebrities choose to come out in a quiet way - Zachary Quinto, "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and "Glee" star Chris Colfer are all out and never made a big deal about it.

The web exploded with tweets as soon as he made the announcement, including a bunch from celebrity friends.

Caprice Crane

"I applaud Anderson Cooper for stepping out of his comfort zone to potentially comfort others. No jokes here," the comedian wrote in a rare serious moment.

Neil Patrick Harris

"Good for you, @Anderson Cooper. You're awesome," the openly gay "How I Met Your Mother" actor tweeted.

Jimmy Kimmel

"I don't care what @andersoncooper says, he is not gay," late night host Jimmy Kimmel joked.

Marlee Matlin

"Bravo @andersoncooper! xo M," actress Marlee Matlin wrote, adding a quote from his email. "'There is value in standing up & being counted.' - Anderson Cooper."

Mia Farrow

"In a better world no one shd feel obligated to discuss their sexuality- we must evolve until it is not relevant," actress Mia Farrow wrote, quoting Cooper.

Kelly Ripa

"So proud of you @andersoncooper . Always have been, always will be," talk show host Kelly Ripa tweeted to her friend.

Michael McKean

"Anderson Cooper helps us move 'what shouldn't matter' closer to 'what doesn't matter,'" adding the hashtag #someday," actor Michael McKean wrote.

Danny Zuker

"CNN still reporting Anderson Cooper is straight," the comedian panned on Twitter, referring to the network's mistaken reporting during the Supreme Court healthcare ruling.

Colin Cowherd

"After Anderson Cooper's big announcement today, Sean Hannity just announced he's ..... boring," ESPN reporter Colin Cowherd tweeted.

Kelly Cutrone

"Dear Humanity - please stop hating& placing an emphasis of distaste on peoples sexual orientation - you are hindering evolution," the public relations star and "America's Next Top Model" judge tweeted. "How boring would it be if every straight person had to say - oK I am straight - there I said it ! Stop bashing."

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