Anderson Cooper kicks 'Human Barbie' off show: 'You're dreadful'
Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show was supposed to bring out the softer, cuddlier side of the silver-haired newsman. But a guest on Tuesday's episode left Cooper so disgusted, he cut the interview short and tossed her off his program.
Cooper's guest was Sarah Burge, a British woman who holds the Guinness World Record for having the most plastic surgeries in order to become a "Human Barbie." She also gave her 8-year-old daughter plastic surgery vouchers for when she turns 18 and encouraged her 15-year-old to get Botox.
Midway through his questioning, during which Burge expressed her daughter's desire not to sweat on stage and use Botox to assist with it, Cooper was pushed over the edge.
"I would prefer to actually oversee my daughter's Botox than actually have her go underground, find a voodoo witch doctor or, in fact, getting it off the Internet and administering it herself," she told Cooper.
After a pause, Cooper replied, "I honestly have nothing more to talk to you about... I try to be really polite to all my guests. I think you’re dreadful and I honestly don’t want to talk to you anymore."
Burge took it stride, replied "That's fine" and walked off the stage.
Backstage later, Cooper told his crew, "I got the feeling this was about publicity for her. I regret having her on in the first place and I regret how things ended." He continued, "It didn't seem like it was an honest discussion."
Burge later tweeted at Cooper, "Thank you America for your emails yes Anderson did make himself look an ass he has a big mouth for a LITTLE man."
— Patrick Kevin Day
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