Anderson Cooper, also known as the Silver Fox, came out as gay in an email to columnist Andrew Sullivan that was published on The Daily Beast today.

His announcement took Twitter by storm and ‘Anderson Cooper’ is now trending on the site. The tweets are mainly lauding him, or confidently stating that they weren’t surprised. Many quote Cooper, saying, “there is value in standing up and being counted.”

But the funniest tweets are from a group that seems to have been out of the loop, or at least are very surprised by the announcement. Straight women on twitter are up in arms about the sexy journalist being officially off-limits. Because of course, they previously had a chance with him…







And, of course, Kathy Griffin…