Chely Wright Weighs In On Anderson Cooper
Chely Wright is happy she came out as gay to fans in 2010, but that doesn't mean her honesty didn't come with a price. In the wake of Anderson Cooper and other celebrities admitting they're gay, the country singer shares a cautionary tale.
Chely Wright's gay admission was a proud moment in the singer's life, yet also one that cost her fans and her relationship with her mother. In reaction to Anderson Cooper coming out of the closet, the crooner reflects on her roller coaster experience two full years after making honesty priority number one.
Writing for CNN, Chely Wright shared Tuesday, "I’m happy about Anderson (coming out) and that he didn’t allow himself to be a whisper. It’s inspiring."
The 41-year-old went on to say her motive for coming out two years ago was to "challenge the stereotypes," and share this message regarding the future of acceptance: "Change and equality only happens when people stand up and identify. No civil rights movement has ever been progressed on a whisper."
Are you surprised to hear Chely Wright lost fans and family after coming out?
Image via WENN