Anderson Cooper doesn’t understand why people love to hate Anne Hathaway so much. After she won Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars 2013, the hatred against her seems to have intensified and, now more than ever, it’s confusing the talk show host.
On his recent show, Cooper stood up to defend Anne even though he insists he’s never met her. That’s not to say that she doesn’t deserve a chance though, without being knocked in the head before she even gets started.
Speaking of the criticism directed at the actress for her Oscar speech, her Oscar dress and pretty much everything else she’s done recently, Cooper insists that “she seems like a perfectly lovely person.”
“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... It upset me,” he says, as cited by Us Magazine.
As for talk that her acceptance speech on what was, without a doubt, the biggest night of her career so far, was horrible, Cooper breaks it down like this: “She got up there, she made eye contact, she remembered people's names without reading it. I mean, give her a break.”
“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,” he continues.
Just like Anne’s fans have been saying ever since she started getting this much hate online, whatever she does, she’s damned if she does it and damned if she doesn’t. It’s like she can’t win no matter what – at least, not in the eyes of many.
“I've got no dog in this hunt. I don't know Anne Hathaway. It just seems so completely unfair to me. I had no idea this whole hatred existed, I feel like I've just woken up and realized the entire universe is attacking her and I feel bad for her and I am defending her,” Cooper concluded by saying.