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The News for Anderson Cooper Keeps Getting Worse and Worse

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Since 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 — and the internet is not happy with him.

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Anderson Cooper was born into a prominent New York City family in 1967.

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He went on to study at the prestigious Yale University and, after earning a B.A. in political science, he got a job as a fact-checker for Channel One News – a news program broadcast in many American middle and high schools.

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And that’s not all.

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Cooper forged a press pass and traveled to Southeast Asia, where he self-produced coverage of the political turmoil in Myanmar, as per Britannica.

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His career went from strength to strength.

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And later, promoted Cooper as its chief international correspondent.

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The star joined ABC as a reporter eventually went on to coanchoring World News Now, the network’s overnight news program.

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The star made the decision to leave news reporting to host ABC’s prime-time reality television show The Mole.

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He’s the face of a plethora of news shows all over the television.

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At the same time as anchoring his own show, he was still regularly contributing to CNN’s NewsNight.

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In 2012, Anderson publicly came out as gay.

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And more recently, the star opened up about what it was like to come out to his family and friends. “I came out in high school to my friends. I was in love with this guy and I was so desperate, I just asked all my friends how I could get him. And I sort of always felt like I was out, I had boyfriends, I’d go dancing, I’d go to bars and stuff. But reporters didn’t really talk about their personal lives,” he explained in a 2019 interview with EW.

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“And then, with Twitter and the internet, suddenly you could access something about anybody.”

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“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.”

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And in April 2020, Cooper entered a brand new chapter in his life…

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Announcing the birth of his son!

“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.”

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But in the months since his son’s birth, things haven’t been so peachy for the star.

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He’s made a series of blunders that have fans falling out of love with him.

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He came under fire for fat-shaming the former President.

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But his latest online controversy might just be worse…

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​During the Capitol riots, Cooper was captured making a statement.

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Saying the rioter will now “go back to the Olive Garden and to the Holiday Inn that they’re staying at.”

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But many took umbrage with his statement.

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Coming from one of the richest families in the USA, it came off as a little snobbish…

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What do you think?

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​Do these comments make you feel Cooper is smug, elitist, and out of touch?

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