Anderson Cooper recalls the boredom when he went to a strip club with straight pals

'I literally was like talking to the ladies about their shoes'

Anderson Cooper recalls the boredom when he went to a strip club with straight pals
07 March 2013

Since coming out publicly last summer, Anderson Live! has featured a far looser and far gayer host in Anderson Cooper.

The daytime talk show host’s sexuality was off-limits during the show’s first season but now not anymore.

On Thursday (7 March), Cooper shared the horror of going to a strip club in Tampa, Florida, with a group of straight male friends more than 20 years ago.

‘I had to go to one once for a bachelor party when I was in college and I literally was like talking to the ladies about their shoes,’ he told guest co-host Lisa Rinna.

‘I was so not into it,’ he added. ‘I was like, "I’m not even going to fake this one."’

After Rinna admitted that talk of the strip club was making her ‘almost hot,’ Cooper said wryly: ‘Whatever floats your boat.’

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