Anderson Cooper defends Anne Hathaway against “haters”


The awards season and Anne Hathaway’s wins at the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes, SAG, BAFTAs, and most recently, at the Oscars…her acceptance speeches and her reactions to her awards have caused a kind of hatred from fans and not-so-fans of the actress. Now, Anderson Cooper is standing up for Anne and speaking out about the “unfair” hatred…

Anderson Cooper defended Anne Hathaway against the “hatred” she’s been receiving lately, especially after her acceptance speech at the Oscars Sunday. The veteran journalist came to her defense Thursday, saying that he wasn’t aware of the sentiment about the actress.

Cooper said: “In our morning meeting today, we were talking about this and the level of hatred people have towards Anne Hathaway — I had no idea. She seems like a perfectly lovely person!” He continued: “I don’t understand. She’s incredibly talented, she seems like a lovely person, I think she’s been through a lot. People have all these judgments about her; they don’t know what she’s really like. Nobody knows what any of these people are really like in real life… It upset me.”

Anderson’s guest co-host Isha Sesay said that Hathaway’s Oscars acceptance speech was “terrible,” but Cooper continued defending the ‘Les Miserables’ actress adding that the “amount of pressure she must feel knowing all these people hate her—give her a break. She seems like a lovely young person. Again, people form all these opinions on people based on nothing. You have no actual evidence.”

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