During an appearance at the Comerica Theatre in which he was interviewed by best bud Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper spoke about the controversry which has all but destroyed Kathy Giffin.
“She and I have been friends for a long time and I want nothing but good things for her,” he said.
“I don’t want anybody’s career to be destroyed because they do something unfortunate and inappropriate, but yeah, I thought what she did was inappropriate,” he said. “You know, I think I said that I thought it was completely inappropriate and I didn’t approve it in any way, and I think when you’re friends with somebody you can say that.”
He’s referring, of course, to his May 30th tweet, in which he appeared to turn his back on her, He wrote:
“For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”
Via USA Today:
Cooper appeared ready to discuss the topic [at the Comerica Theater]. Andy Cohen introduced it, perhaps preempting an audience member from bringing up Griffin during a Q&A segment that eventually followed.
“Anyway, I said that and CNN made the decision not to bring her back,” Cooper continued. “I had nothing to do with it, but I certainly understand why they made that decision. And look, I wish her well and I hope she bounces back and keeps doing what she does best, which is make people laugh.”
Cooper’s appearance comes a week after Griffin held a press conference about the photo. She teared up when she discussed Cooper, saying that they had not spoken since the photo scandal. She also choked up when she was asked if CNN pressured Cooper into sending the tweet.
“That hurt, that’s all,” she said.
(via AOL: Photo: Pacific Coast News)