Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns, aka the Prince of Cowtown, will be on CNN today to talk about the “It Gets Better” speech he made Tuesday that’s gone totally super-viral since then. In case you’re wondering, at last check, the YouTube video had more than half a million views. Which is why it’s kinda hard to believe Burns has only 1,129 followers on Twitter.
UPDATE: GLAAD reports on additional appearances by Burns:
–Joel’s video was played on MSNBC last night during The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.
-We’re told that earlier this morning Joel’s message was broadcast as a package piece for CBS’ The Early Show.
-At approximately 1:00 EST, Joel will be interviewed LIVE by Ali Velshi, host of CNN’s Newsroom. We’ve been told that Joel’s video will play in its entirety (13 minutes), with a 12-20 minute interview to follow.
-At approximately 3:30 EST, Joel will be interviewed LIVE on MSNBC.
-Tonight at 10:00 EST, ABC’s 20/20 has said they will feature Joel’s video during a four-part special on bullying.