After making some X-rated comments on live television, Anderson Cooper is facing backlash from American viewers. Cooper, who descends from a long line of wealth and power, and his CNN colleagues were doing a shot of tequila live on air during their New Year’s Eve coverage in Times Square when things took an unexpected and shocking turn that thousands of viewers found offensive.
A reporter jumped into a bath of rum, dressed as a mermaid, and Anderson Cooper made some off-color remarks about the scene. Many viewers were not pleased with Cooper, who is a white man. His comments and felt that they were inappropriate for television. What do you think? Was Anderson Cooper out of line or just having some fun?
Was Anderson Cooper wrong for the X-rated comments he made on New Year’s Eve 2020? Thousands think so. But the ultimate judge is you.
During the late-night coverage on the eve of an era, Cooper joked about how it would have been hilarious if his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, had been asked during a recorded interview which man she thought had the biggest “manhood” in the world of Hollywood.
Cooper explained that both he and Andy Cohen were backstage when the question was asked of his mother. Cooper kept on rambling as he knocked back another tequila shot and tried to keep up with Cohen’s sharp wit.
After taking a turn away from the darkness consuming Anderson Cooper in New York City, we take a look at CNN correspondent Randi Kaye, who is reporting live from Key West, Florida. She was joined by a drag queen dressed as a mermaid who was bathing in a tub full of rum liquor. She explained that this “queen of the sea” made her night before she jumped into the rum bath as well.
She told viewers, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tail so huge.”
The drag queen quickly quipped, “that’s not the only thing that’s huge here, honey.” The controversial response shocked Cohen and Cooper who thought they were being edgy by joking about the large penis in Hollywood.
Cohen, who has been drinking, says, “He’s not going to ask me who’s got the biggest bleep… of anyone I’ve ever been with.”
Cooper, who can no longer hold himself back from spilling the beans, then said, “She turns to me out of the blue and goes, ‘He’s not going to ask me who’s got the biggest c–k in Hollywood, is he?’ That’s what she said.”
Twitter erupted in emotional turmoil at Cooper’s response to Cohen about his mother. These people were shocked to hear the “C-word” on television – especially a responsible cable news network like CNN.
Thankfully, the entire catastrophe has been recorded and uploaded to YouTube. We’ve included the video link below for you, so you can watch Cooper utter the offensive thing on air that earned him a lot of ire from thousands of Americans.