This past weekend Anderson Cooper became the first out gay man to moderate a general election debate.
It was historic, but not everyone felt that it was a good thing. Especially some of Donald Trump’s supporters—who were vocal and focused on Cooper’s sexuality and not the issues being addressed by the candidates.
They took their anger out on Twitter, some of which you can read below. Be warned they are full of graphic and homophobic slurs:
Anderson Cooper is a Traitorous Faggot.
Trump should throw him in a dungeon.#debate
— John Rivers (@JohnRiversToo) October 10, 2016
Anderson Cooper interrupting Trump. You're a moderator, you faggot! #debate
— Blaire White (@MsBlaireWhite) October 10, 2016
— Tom (@KanelsAbel) October 10, 2016
Anderson Cooper is the biggest faggot in the game #debate
— jd (@robinson__jd) October 10, 2016
Of course Anderson Cooper doesn't understand locker room talk. Stay in your place faggot. #debate
— Bertz (@biggbertz) October 10, 2016
Somebody shove a ball gag in Anderson Cooper's faggot's mouth.#Debate
— [Deplorable] Gul (@BemusedDukat) October 10, 2016
Doesn't surprise me that Anderson Cooper has never heard this kind of talk about women.
He's a faggot. Only talks about guys. #debate
— Los Pepes Dr. Ogger (@DrogReturns) October 10, 2016
Anderson Cooper is sooooo gay, he makes Richard Simmons look like John Wayne.
— PUNTED CUNT TORNADO (@SaraESpivey) October 10, 2016
It's locker room talk, Anderson. You're gay, you wouldn't understand. Pull your skirt up. #debate
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) October 10, 2016
Anderson Cooper is nothing but a big homo.
— Pinkie (@notapinkpony) October 10, 2016
Thankfully there were plenty of people who loved Cooper as a moderator:
The way Trump supporters treated Anderson Cooper at the debate reveals the homophobia that Trump's culture of discrimination encourages.
— Raymond Braun (@raymondbraun) October 11, 2016
— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) October 10, 2016
"She's allowed to respond, she didn't interrupt you"
— Kira Kosarin (@kirakosarin) October 10, 2016
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) October 10, 2016
— Eliel Cruz (@elielcruz) October 10, 2016
Do NOT come for our silver fox.
— DCHomos (@DCHomos) October 10, 2016
h/t: The Daily Dot