Getty ImagesSince the birth of his son, life was looking pretty sweet for Anderson Cooper. But a recent spate of controversies could spell the end for the star - the internet is not happy with him.
Anderson Cooper was born into a prominent New York City family in 1967.
During his time there, he decided to go off on his own venture.
via: GettyCooper forged a press pass and traveled to Southeast Asia, where he self-produced coverage of the political turmoil in Myanmar, as per Britannica.
After seeing his work, Channel One decided to air his pieces...
via: GettyAnd later, promoted Cooper as its chief international correspondent.
Cooper has had an extremely lucrative career in journalism...
In 1994, he landed one of his biggest gigs yet.
However, in 2000, Cooper's career took a slight detour.
via: Getty ImagesThe star made the decision to leave news reporting to host ABC’s prime-time reality television show The Mole.
In 2001, he took the job as a reporter for CNN...
Of course, he didn't stop there...
But, in 2005, Cooper well and truly caught the world's attention.
via: Getty ImagesThe journalism veteran received national attention for his reporting on the devastation to the U.S. Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Katrina.
And as for his personal life?EW.
Getty Images"And then, with Twitter and the internet, suddenly you could access something about anybody. And the expectation became, ‘You’re a public person, you should be public.’ And in the world of journalism, that was kind of still… I don’t know. It was a difficult thing to navigate. "I was traveling in the Middle East a lot. I spent most of my early years in war zones. And I’d gone to a lot of countries where it’s illegal and where, at the time, I had no security. I was by myself in Somalia and all these places and it was just easier not to say something. But I reached a point where, by not saying something, I realized I was saying something. Oftentimes you hear, ‘Well why should I have to come out? I’m open in my private life. I’m not hiding anything. I never pretended.’ But it does make a difference."
He went on to reveal that he "forgot" to tell his mom.
And in April 2020, Cooper entered a brand new chapter in his life...
The news anchor took to Instagram to share a touching post with his fans.
"I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father," he wrote. "He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy."
"As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child."
"And I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth."
But in the months since his son's birth, things haven't been so peachy for the star.
He's made a series of blunders that have fans falling out of love with him.
He came under fire for fat-shaming the former President.
But his latest online controversy might just be worse ...
During the Capitol riots, Cooper was captured making this statement.
Anderson Cooper just said “these people are gonna go back to the Olive Garden...tonight” 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/DlPwnwVLCD— Stephen Gass (@PremiumGass) January 6, 2021
Saying the rioter will now "go back to the Olive Garden and to the Holiday Inn that they're staying at."
But many took umbrage with his statement.
Coming from one of the richest families in the USA, it came off as a little snobbish ...
All those assault rifles are $2500 a piece!!!— Dr. Oooh, Bonnie McMurray💛🇺🇸 (@CCMADONNA) January 7, 2021
Glocks go for around $600 each.
Then $65,000 for the pickup truck.
And, high capacity magazines at $50 a pop.
Plus the tactical gear at $800 for the full cosplay outfit.
When Anderson Cooper says these people go to "Olive Garden & Holiday Inn" he is circulating the cliché that the racists in the US belong to the lower orders... In fact, they are the affluent, university-educated business-owners and professionals who can afford the Grand Hyatt. https://t.co/kP1w5NY0gT— Laleh Khalili (@LalehKhalili) January 7, 2021
Apparently @andersoncooper quipped earlier today that the rioters should go back to the Olive Garden and the Holiday Inn. They actually stayed at the @GrandHyattDC . The media still refuses to admit that Trump supporters are overwhelmingly white middle class and affluent.— Tera Hunter (@TeraWHunter) January 7, 2021
Anderson Cooper’s classist dog whistle that they’re going to “return to the holiday inn &olive garden” as if these ppl don’t have money to fly across the country with weapons and fireworks and arts and crafts materials in the COVID economy lol... militia is a middle class affair— all miles no morales (@hoodqueer) January 6, 2021
Anderson Cooper could've left Olive Garden out of this. Great breadsticks, solid value, welcoming for kids. No need to be smug and elitist here. pic.twitter.com/lVm0vIArti— Ryan Glasspiegel (@sportsrapport) January 7, 2021
anderson cooper - a literal Vanderbilt - slandering Olive Garden... this better start the class war fr. let's fucking go pic.twitter.com/Gyaul5BjGc— Rachel Borat Kaly (@rachel_kaly) January 6, 2021
Anderson Cooper just made fun of middle class people eating at Olive Garden on live TV.— Lisa (@lisamariejm) January 6, 2021
He inherited his mother Gloria Vanderbilt’s $200 million fortune.
The elites are beyond detached from the reality of any common American.
What do you think?
Do these comments make you feel Cooper is smug, elitist, and out of touch?