Anderson Cooper opened up about his earlier criticism of Alec Baldwin on Monday.
In November, Baldwin got into an altercation with a photographer, and allegedly called him a "c--ksucking f-g." He denied saying "f-g," and apologized for the first term, saying that he did not know it is an anti-gay slur. Cooper called him out on Twitter at the time, repeatedly calling Baldwin a liar.
On Monday, Cooper sat down for an interview with Howard Stern. He said that he likes Baldwin, who he believes is "smart" and "talented." However, he was very skeptical of Baldwin's claims that he did not know the phrases he used were anti-gay.
"I mean, what adult does not know that calling a guy a c--ksucker is — " Cooper said.
Stern interjected that he used the term "c--ksucker all the time," before realizing it was an anti-gay slur.
"When you want to say something and the worst thing you can possibly think of to say to something, which is what this situation was, to talk about a sexual act between two guys as being the worst thing you can possibly think of, that seems to indicate — but I never said he was homophobic," Cooper explained. "I have no idea what's in his head, so... I was surprised at how upset he seemed to get for some reason at me, and he said something in New York magazine recently about me again, like out of the blue."
"I got no beef," Cooper added. "I sent my little two tweets six months ago, I'm done."