Kudos to Entertainment Weekly for their new cover story, which celebrates the trend of graceful coming-outs by today’s gay stars. But is it just us, or is one of these things not like the other? Listen, we love Andy Cohen as much as one can love somebody like Andy Cohen, but everyone else pictured here made some sort of statement, casual or otherwise, as their star continued to rise. Did the gay Bravo exec actually “come out” in recent years — or even recent decades?
Andy takes up space that could’ve gone to Matt Bomer or Don Lemon, personalities the general public arguably didn’t know were gay until they opened up about their personal lives in some artful, careful manner. Was Andy an established TV personality for an extended period of time before artfully, carefully coming out, as this cover implies?
Fine, OK, he’s gay, he’s been openly gay for years, and he’s got a talk show on Bravo, so go ahead and put Andy Cohen as one of the eight colorful gay busts on your newsstand cover, even though this issue isn’t really about that. But check out the six heads on the home subscription cover below:
Instead of just covering up Andy and Jane Lynch with the address label, Andy is purposely moved to the left, and Chris Colfer replaces Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, an actor on one of the most successful shows on television — and a theater actor who actually came out publicly albeit quietly in the press after becoming a TV star. What?!
Put simply, someone at EW went out of their way to make sure that Andy’s wonky mug was on that cover. Is this some sort of publicity move on EW’s part, hoping that Andy will flash the cover on an upcoming episode of Watch What Happens Live? Is a staffer sleeping with that cuddly gay bastard? If so, we don’t blame you, but he should not have been on your cover for this subject. That’s all.