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Andrew Sullivan has just given up on his looks entirely

Yesterday Anderson Cooper instituted a roundtable of experts at the end of his show, in the vain delusion it will somehow boost sagging ratings. The guests were pretty much the people you always see on those roundtables (e.g. Christiane Amanpour), and Andrew Sullivan was there sporting chemistry teacher glasses and a gigantic graying beard the size of one of the Smith Brothers's.

This is the only image I could find of what he looks like now: like a crazy mountain man holed up in Montana. He won't even bother to dye the unsightly white streaks in his beard. Why has he given up completely?

by Anonymousreply 8605/05/2013

He thinks he's a hipster with a big Brooklyn beard, despite being several generations too old.

by Anonymousreply 104/30/2013

He's fully embraced bear culture (after criticizing it and its conformity some years ago). Pity, he was quite cute in his younger years.

by Anonymousreply 204/30/2013

Beards were around before hipsters my friend.

by Anonymousreply 304/30/2013

He thinks he is Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

by Anonymousreply 404/30/2013

At least he's not wearing a hat.

by Anonymousreply 504/30/2013

Hipsters in hats must die.

by Anonymousreply 604/30/2013

[quote]Beards were around before hipsters my friend.

Thank you. I really had no clue.

*eyes roll to the heavens*

by Anonymousreply 704/30/2013

Sullivan allowed himself to get old and totally betrayed the gay movement by aging like that. Shave the beard, get botoxed and a peel/lifestyle lift, dye the hair, get a toupee and a nice wardrobe - be as gay as you can.

by Anonymousreply 804/30/2013

[R7] So are you a hispter or just another fat guy with a beard?

by Anonymousreply 904/30/2013

He committed the fatal error of not giving a fuck what you think, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1004/30/2013

I'm just a 48 year old gay man with a beard, r9.

I don't need to ask what you are. I can smell it from here.

by Anonymousreply 1104/30/2013

Doesn't he have some enabler at home?

by Anonymousreply 1204/30/2013

We look forward to his cameo in "The Hobbit: A Very Tedious Essay, Part II."

by Anonymousreply 1304/30/2013

He always looked like a pig. Now he looks like a pig with a beard.

by Anonymousreply 1404/30/2013

Agreed that the beard is too long in my opinion, but he's had a (trimmer) one for years, which looked fine. He blogs about his intense beard fetish regularly, so it's not like he's going to get rid of it.

by Anonymousreply 1504/30/2013

[quote]He won't even bother to dye the unsightly white streaks in his beard

Only the kah-weens dye.

by Anonymousreply 1604/30/2013

It is sad that he started out looking like this.

by Anonymousreply 1704/30/2013

You guys need to lay off him. He doesn't care about what y'all think about him. Most of you will never meet him.

by Anonymousreply 1804/30/2013

What could be less masculine than a dyed beard?

by Anonymousreply 1904/30/2013

AC had this old people who share space with young people a new dumb relaity T.V. show. AC looked like he belonged with the older crew. Gosh AC looks alot older than 45. The grey hair, the wrinkles on his face when they do a close up. He used to be so cute when he was younger, pictures of him as a kid, teen, in his early 20's. Somewhere starting like end of 1996 he started to age beyond his years. AC only has his blue eyes and fit trim bod that makes him seem somewhat appealing.

by Anonymousreply 2004/30/2013

He looks gross but his face and body have been ravaged by HIV/AIDs. So, I feel for him that way.

by Anonymousreply 2104/30/2013

r20 = wat

by Anonymousreply 2204/30/2013

[quote]You guys need to lay off him.

Why does he get exempt?

[quote]He doesn't care about what y'all think about him.

If you knew him, you'd know how incredibly untrue that is.

[quote]Most of you will never meet him.

LOL, like he is Elizabeth II! He's hardly a huge untouchable celebrity. In fact, I've known him for twenty years--we met back in the late 80s and I've seen him around (and spoken to him) several times since in DC, Provincetown and NYC.

by Anonymousreply 2304/30/2013

R22 AC looks older beyond his age. Last 16 years or so he has aged alot.

by Anonymousreply 2404/30/2013

I saw Sullivan at Rockbar last Sunday wearing a flat cap and sporting that hideous beard. He's a decent human being (with flaws and stupid opinions, like we all have) but he looks like a mountain man. And he's a midget too.

by Anonymousreply 2504/30/2013

I don't like his "opinions", his looks, or his writing. Never have.

by Anonymousreply 2604/30/2013

He's an elderbear.

by Anonymousreply 2704/30/2013

With all that money isn't there anything AC can do to stop the aging? You'd think he'd be able to buy some special treatments to preserve his youthfulness forever. I think I saw once that Streep and Hawn were pushing some vitamin injection that worked for them. Hawn still looks great.

by Anonymousreply 2804/30/2013

Oh jeez another AC bashing thread disguised as something else. Do you never shut up with this obsession OP?

The show was actually interesting with Sullivan really going after John McCain and Christianne Amanpour over the Iraq war and their hawkish attitude on Syria. AC and Sullivan were fighting about how "fag" is used as a slur, AC thought it was unacceptable and Sullivan was saying he didn't really give a crap about it. I hope they keep this format regardless of the ratings, it was a good change.

And AC looks great for his age. Yes, I'm a fan, so what? If the haters can voice their opinions, the non-haters can to.

by Anonymousreply 2904/30/2013

hope he's still able to get trained under the Dick Dock in Provincetown

by Anonymousreply 3004/30/2013

Andrew's beard was hysterical, but I liked the show.

by Anonymousreply 3104/30/2013

He's trying to cover his facial wasting from HIV.

by Anonymousreply 3204/30/2013

It was an interesting panel. Sullivan and Amanpour were really going after each other over Syria. I had always though Amanpour was a liberal, but she out-hawked most Republicans on this issue. John McCain called in and was very dismissive of Sullivan. Jeffrey Toobin was perplexed by Andrew's nonchalance over the f-word.

by Anonymousreply 3304/30/2013

Anderson Cooper has been in the sun way too much without sunscreen on his face and without wearing a hat to protect his face.

Andrew Sullivan looks absolutely hideous.

by Anonymousreply 3404/30/2013

John McCain hates Sullivan.

by Anonymousreply 3504/30/2013


by Anonymousreply 3604/30/2013

Sullivan was NEVER CUTE!

by Anonymousreply 3704/30/2013

Anderson looks fine. He's got good skin and a nice body. Still a hot man at 45 or 46.

I loved hearing John McCain getting told off by Sullivan and I could sense how angry the vile McCain was and how he probably wanted to curse Sullivan out and unleash a bunch of homophobic slurs on him. Someone needs to stand up to that nasty old man and I'm glad Sullivan didn't hold back.

by Anonymousreply 3804/30/2013

Obviously he can't go on t.v. anymore with that beard, people will think he from ZZ Top.

by Anonymousreply 3904/30/2013

[quote]Jeffrey Toobin was perplexed by Andrew's nonchalance over the f-word.

So was Anderson, it got kind of heated between him and Sullivan on this and AC doesn't usually like to get all out of sorts and worked up, but he was pissed.

by Anonymousreply 4004/30/2013

You can't polish a turd! Besides, he's a rotten person whose looks match his personality.

by Anonymousreply 4104/30/2013

I know, R37. He never had any looks to lose.

by Anonymousreply 4204/30/2013

"You guys need to lay off him."

No. We need to continually pile ON him for his unrepentant hypocrisy and slathering analingus of the Bush crime syndicate.

"He doesn't care about what y'all think about him."

No, because he's a bottomless pit of self-absorbed narcissism.

"Most of you will never meet him."

I wish I could have been so lucky.

by Anonymousreply 4304/30/2013

I'm pretty sure Sullivan does dye his beard. A couple of years ago he started dying it a far darker tone and was roundly criticized for it by his blog readership, in particular after a Maher appearance. He relented and it grew out rather grey and patterned(and looked great), quite different in appearance from the current version.

As someone who didn't know of or read him back in the day, that photo posted by r17 is startling (is that really him?).

by Anonymousreply 4404/30/2013

It's like a real life Portrait of Dorian Gray

by Anonymousreply 4504/30/2013

I think Sullivan hates Bush and the stance he himself took on the Iraq War, I give him credit for realizing he was dead wrong. I don't know what's wrong with Amanpour, she's a total hawk on Syria. I wasn't expecting her to agree with McCain.

by Anonymousreply 4604/30/2013

yeah, that's him, R44

he used to be kind of cute

by Anonymousreply 4704/30/2013

[quote]Update: It looks like the panel format may be worth repeating. 10 PM’s “AC360″ placed first among all the cable news channels in adults 25-54, though it remained third in total viewers.

Demos are good so if they do a bit of promotion to get more viewers, they might continue the format. I didn't even know they were trying something new until AC tweeted right before the show aired.

by Anonymousreply 4804/30/2013

I'll never forget his appearance on Bill Maher a few years ago. At the end the guests stood up to shake hands and chat while the credits rolled. Sully stood up unaware that the camera was catching him dig into his ass with one hand, scratching some itch.

by Anonymousreply 4904/30/2013

Cold mess.

by Anonymousreply 5004/30/2013


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by Anonymousreply 5204/30/2013

You desperate cunts keep evoking the ghost of David E., as if he were the sole critic of this pompous stoner twat.

You're stupid and desperate.

by Anonymousreply 5304/30/2013

He's old, fat, positive and known as a slut. What do his looks matter anymore?

by Anonymousreply 5404/30/2013

He's absolutely vile.

by Anonymousreply 5504/30/2013

I completely disagree with those of you who say he was never good-looking. He was actually quite handsome back in the day. All the pictures of him we've had so far have been very small: here's the Gap Ad he did when he was in his 20s when he was photographed by Annie Leibowitz.

Just about every gay guy I knew at Harvard desperately wanted to get into his pants back then (he had just taken time off from his Ph.D. back then to start work as the editor for the New Republic--he later went back and finished his doctorate).

by Anonymousreply 5604/30/2013

Are you kidding? He looks average at best in that picture. I was expecting to be amazed.

by Anonymousreply 5704/30/2013

De gustibus non est disputandum, r57.

by Anonymousreply 5804/30/2013

[quote]photographed by Annie Leibowitz.

She really failed with this one. He looks ten times better in the two smaller photos.

by Anonymousreply 5904/30/2013

I agree, R59

by Anonymousreply 6004/30/2013

Sure, R58. I'm sure that's hot to somebody out there somewhere ( who is probably blind with one foot in the grave).

by Anonymousreply 6104/30/2013

here's a film of him when younger

by Anonymousreply 6204/30/2013

He was my neighbor a few summers ago in Provincetown. We passed by each other numerous times in a day and he parked his bike right outside my unit. Never once did he say hello. Then one night at the end of the summer when I was having a few friends over(we were on the deck) he made a big deal of saying hello as he went by. Strange dude. His bf at the time was acting in some lame Provincetown productions; he was very handsome and really tall.

by Anonymousreply 6304/30/2013

Come on guys, we all have let ourselves go at some point. Because when you feel like shit, you typically allow yourself to look like shit. The poor gal is probably just going through something. Nothing a stiff drink, clippers, a razor and a bottle of clairol can't fix.

by Anonymousreply 6404/30/2013

He is so fucking GROSS

by Anonymousreply 6504/30/2013

Can you imagine [R11's] back rolls.

by Anonymousreply 6605/01/2013

He was a prissy twink. Once he seroconverted his doctor but him on testosterone therapy, that's when he got bearish. I don't have the link but I know I read an interview where he spoke about it.

by Anonymousreply 6705/01/2013

AC needs to dye his hair brown atleast. That will make him look younger. On all things They recently put up close ups of AC's face and boy does the man look weathered...

by Anonymousreply 6805/01/2013

I don't think that was Andy's boyfriend R63. I think that's that 7 foot guy who has done virtually everybody in P-town.

by Anonymousreply 6905/01/2013

This is Andrew's husband (NSFW):

by Anonymousreply 7005/01/2013

And I don't know if he's 7 foot tall, but he's tall compared to Andrew:

by Anonymousreply 7105/01/2013

Ugh, he really is nasTAY

by Anonymousreply 7205/01/2013

Andy should make his dilettante husband share some of the steroids he's paying for.

by Anonymousreply 7305/01/2013

Eighth hottest guy to have ever lived? I think not! One wonders whether their relationship is (partly) based on Andy's having to reassure himself that he hasn't had to "settle" for something "lesser"?

by Anonymousreply 7405/01/2013

[quote]Come on guys, we all have let ourselves go at some point.

First of all, that's not true. Second of all, even if it were, we would hardly be clamoring to appear on television.

[quote]Nothing a stiff drink, clippers, a razor and a bottle of clairol can't fix.

Don't think that's going to get rid of either the fat or the facial wasting the beard is hiding.

by Anonymousreply 7505/01/2013

He would also need a rug if he's going to be attractive. Baldness does not look good on fat short men.

by Anonymousreply 7605/01/2013

[all posts by ham-fisted troll a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 7705/01/2013

R68, give it up. You're dying for more people to pile on and say how "ugly" and "old" Anderson is, but screw you. He still looks damn good for his age and judging from all the comments from men and women of all ages and races who say he's hot, you and the DL haters are in the minority.

by Anonymousreply 7805/01/2013

Wasn't he with some younger guy with dark hair a few years ago and they were going to be married? Am I having memory loss?

by Anonymousreply 7905/05/2013

R79, see R70.

by Anonymousreply 8005/05/2013

Andrew wanted him to be an actor? Are they still together? I met an old boyfriend of AS. They all look the same. Also a bit snobbish for someone of humble origins.

by Anonymousreply 8105/05/2013

He's a walking HIV virus at this point, just brimming with viral particles.

by Anonymousreply 8205/05/2013

I thought he said he was undetectable R82

by Anonymousreply 8305/05/2013

yes, the guy in the pic that (70) posted is the man I refer to.

by Anonymousreply 8405/05/2013

[quote] Beards were around before hipsters my friend.

I'm a hipster beard

by Anonymousreply 8505/05/2013

It's odd that considering how buttoned-up he used to be that he would turn into one of those people who wears his sexual fetishes on his sleeve.

by Anonymousreply 8605/05/2013
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