Rosie O’Donnell Reflects on Coming Out as Gay After 9/11

Rosie O’Donnell Reflects on Coming Out as Gay After 9/11

Rosie O’Donnell is reflecting on her coming out experience.

The 58-year-old comedian and actress reflected on coming out as gay after 9/11 in an interview for Red Table Talk: The Estefans debuting in full on Wednesday (October 14).

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In a preview, Rosie explained how her coming out wasn’t actually a big deal, considering that it happened immediately after the September 11 attacks.

“When I came out on TV after 9/11, it was like a blip, nobody even…I was surprised that people thought I was not gay. I went to a comedy club and I was doing stand-up and I’m like, ‘I’m gay. Listen, 9/11 happened, I’m gay. I’m telling you all, I’m gay. In case the buildings blow up again, I’m so, so gay,’ you know?” she explained in the episode.

Rosie recently weighed in on the backlash her friend Ellen DeGeneres has received in the public eye regarding her alleged behavior.

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