Anderson Cooper asks ‘the gay question’ of Eminem

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 at 3:00pm

Sunday night on 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper reported Eminem, and brought up one of his most controversial stances: His hateful comments about gays. Cooper, who is gay but doesn’t discuss it much, forced Eminem to confront the homophobic comments. Now, I’m a fan of Eminem in part because I assume part of his art is assuming characters and capturing a tone in the culture … though I worry that many of his fans don’t understand the irony or the complexity of the issues he’s addressing. So I was a little disappointed by his response to Cooper. What do you think? (CBS won’t let me post the video here, so just follow this link to YouTube. The gay comments start around the 9:00 mark.)

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