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.

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.

During his time there, he decided to go off on his own venture.

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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.

After seeing his work, Channel One decided to air his pieces...

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And later, promoted Cooper as its chief international correspondent.

Cooper has had an extremely lucrative career in journalism...

And he's a face that we're all familiar with seeing on our screens.

In 1994, he landed one of his biggest gigs yet.

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

However, in 2000, Cooper's career took a slight detour.

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

But, of course...

It wasn't long until he returned to the newsroom once more.

In 2001, he took the job as a reporter for CNN...

And, just 2 years later, he became the anchor of his own program - Anderson Cooper 360°.

Of course, he didn't stop there...

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

But, in 2005, Cooper well and truly caught the world's attention.

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The 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?

In 2012, Anderson publicly came out as gay. 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.

He continued:

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"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.

"So, I thought about it a long time. I spent a lot of time writing out an explanation, a letter. And I decided not to try to make a big deal about it at the time. I just published it on a website of a friend of mine, Andrew Sullivan, and that was it. It was actually funny because I was in Africa shooting something when it was published and I didn’t realize I was in a place that had absolutely no cell phone service for three days. "But as soon as I got to Johannesburg, my phone lit up. And I’d realized I’d forgotten to tell my mom I was making this announcement. I’d come out to her a long time ago, but she was like, ‘Oh, you could’ve given me a heads up!'"

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

Announcing the birth of his son!

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.

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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.

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 ...

What do you think?

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