Anderson Cooper has a few words for media maven Star Jones: Keep your name out my mouth.

In a recent episode of his daytime talk show, Bravo’s drama king Andy Cohen asked Cooper how he feels since the news that he’s gay hit the media. While Cooper has been out for years among his friends and family, he only recently told the world he was gay.

While Cooper said the response to his news was overwhelmingly positive, the one thing that rubbed him the wrong way was Star Jones’ accusations that Cooper decided to come out to boost ratings.

After telling the audience he hasn’t “thought about Star Jones in I don’t know how long” and was “unaware she was even on TV,” Cooper told the crowd:

I seem to recall her hocking her wedding every single day to get free products when she was on The View. And I seem to recall her lying about her gastric bypass surgery and making everybody else lie about it as well. So for her to suddenly emerge out of the shadows and suddenly attack me for this, I couldn’t believe it.”

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Since her dramatic exit from The View, controversy has seemed to follow Jones. Her stint on The Apprentice was full of drama, and she’s been in the middle of a few Twitter beefs with her fellow reality TV stars, Nene Leakes and Evelyn Lozada.

Earlier this year Star demanded that the women of reality TV step their game up and not get caught up in petty spats, but should she take her own advice?

What do you think about Anderson Cooper’s comments? 

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  • Ange B

    Star Jones should have left well enough alone..as someone who has been proven to hide things, over expose themselves for media attention is really calling someone else out? Wow…I too once thought Star Jones was good role model being a district attorney and all but towards the end of her leaving the view and the hype off her engagement/wedding to someone whom there were intense rumours of him being Gay. To have a special about it and then really turn around and accuse Anderson Cooper of outing himself for ratings? The guy who is like on tv everyday …night and day? Somehow that argument just doesn’t stick for me.

  • Houston

    It’s funny how he turns up the effeminate cadence in his voice, especially when he has another gay male guest on his talk show; and uses a very stern tone when he’s on CNN. So yes, he’s working both sides of the coin too.

    • Mademoiselle

      I think everyone takes on different tones depending on who they’re around. My voice (especially my laughter) gets deeper around my brother, and I never realized it until someone pointed out how much I sound like him when he’s around. I’m also louder when I’m around close friends, but quieter around colleagues (unless we’re debating action plans). And when I’m speaking to family from Haiti a very slight accent comes out. It happens.

    • African Mami

      like oh miii gosh, like you are sooo like right!!

      -He is just comfortable in his own skin. But most importantly, he can giiiiiit it!!

      *2snaps and a pat to my fro*

  • Child, Please

    I thought Star was asked a question and answered it honestly. I actually agree and liken it to using sex to sell (speaking about your gender-preference is sex-based to me). He didn’t have to do it and refused to open up about any aspect of his life before, so I have to wonder why he decided to do it after refuting other times. I saw the Daily Beast article and then I read Kathy Griffin’s article and thought to myself, this could jeopardize him professionally, but if he’s more insistent on having his talk show on NBC than his evening news show on CNN, he’s going to have to be more open.

  • Overseas_Honeybee

    See … that’s why I rocks wit’ the “silver fox.” He went allllllllllll the way in. She desired that one. Love him !!!!

  • Me

    So much shade! Yasssss he read her her rights!