Anderson Cooper Appears in Drag in Homage to Cher

The CNN anchor says 'You try keeping a 46-year-old gay man away from Cher'

This Is CNN? Anderson Cooper Giggles Over Photo of Self as Drag Queen (NewsBusters)

Is this CNN's idea of professionalism? Anderson Cooper is a prime-time anchor and face of CNN, but he giggled over a photo-shopped picture of himself as a drag queen on the June 2 Anderson Cooper 360.

Cooper was confessing his "creepy fan girl" obsession over music star Cher. "[Y]ou try keeping a 46-year-old gay man away from Cher," he quipped. When Cooper joked he was a "part-time Cher impersonator," CNN displayed a photo-shopped picture of him as a drag-queen.

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