Anderson Cooper is facing criticism for making inappropriate comments on live television during New Year’s Eve coverage in Times Square. Cooper, along with his CNN colleagues, took shots of tequila on air.
A drag queen dressed as a mermaid in a rum bath prompted Cooper’s off-color remarks, which viewers found offensive.
Some thought his comments were out of line, while others saw it as harmless fun.
Cooper also shared a risqué anecdote involving his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. The incident caused backlash on Twitter, with people surprised by the explicit language used on CNN.