Leave Anderson Cooper alone!
The CNN newsman just wanted to eat his meal in peace while out at a restaurant recently but couldn't because of a group at the table next to him who were secretly trying to take his photo!
We swear, it wasn't us!
Apparently snapping shots of Coop while he's eating is a MAJOR pet peeve of his! After a few flashes aimed in his direction, Anderson threw his napkin down and actually confronted the shutterbugs!
He apparently told the amateur papz:
"You're being complete jerks. You're being incredibly rude! You should just be stand up and say to somebody you want to take a picture! Nobody I'm with wants to be on your stupid Facebook page!"
This just in: Anderson Cooper is one bad-ass, tough-talking mo fo!!!
Anderson admitted later that he felt bad for being rude to them, saying:
"I think I used some quite choice language. And then I sat back down and I felt so bad that I had been rude to them. All day long, I have been worried about this. I thought they would tweet something. They seemed shocked that I went up to them and I was so abrupt with them. I did say some pretty hostile words to them but I felt really, really bad."
So the lesson is: the next time you want a pic of Anderson Cooper out in public, just ask him! He's a super, sweet, nice guy!
Until you try to snap that shot without him knowing! Then you're in trouble!
CLICK HERE to watch video of Anderson telling his side of the story!
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