So much so, Cohen, 53, who hosted alongside pal Anderson Cooper, will most likely not be welcomed back next year.
“We claim to be the most trusted network in news and yet CNN hires Andy Cohen to make a fool out of all of us New Year’s performance?" an insider told Radar. "Andy doesn’t even work for CNN and yet he has been the face of our network for the past 48 hours. It is embarrassing and real CNN staffers are very angry."
During the televised special, the Bravo personality didn't hold back. “Let me tell you something,” he began. “Watching Mayor de Blasio do his ‘victory lap’ dance after four years of the crappiest job as the mayor of New York! The only thing that the Democrats and the Republicans can agree on is what a horrible mayor he has been, so sayonara, sucka! 2022! It’s a new year. ‘Cause guess what? I have a feeling I’m going to be standing right here next year, and you know what I’m not going to be looking at, dancing as the city comes apart? You!”
Cohen also called Ryan Seacrest's viewers "losers" and even told his parents to have an edible.
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The next day, Cohen claimed he had too much to drink. "I was a hair over-served last night, but man did I have fun! I hope you did too. Happy New Year everybody," he wrote on Instagram.
However, it seems like the damage is done. “Andy went too far. I think we can agree that it is CNN who look like losers,” another source insisted. “Nothing has been made official yet, but internally we have been told that Andy will not be invited back next year. Embarrassing himself is one thing, but embarrassing Anderson Cooper is another. I was already known that Anderson doesn’t want to host next year’s special, he would rather ring the new year in with his son. And without Anderson thankfully there will be no Andy Cohen.”
“What did CNN expect. This is the guy that created The Real Housewives. He interviews reality trainwrecks, not world leaders and real newsmakers,” a third insider said. “Andy works for Bravo’s parent company NBC, but they didn’t want him that night. Instead, they went with Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson. If Andy wants to make a fool of himself on December 31, better he do it on CNN rather than NBC.”