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Andy Cohen speaks out against vandalism at Jewish cemetery

'This is extremely personal for me because my great-grandparents and many other of my relatives are buried there in that cemetery'

Andy Cohen speaks out against vandalism at Jewish cemetery
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Andy Cohen is host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live

Andy Cohen doesn’t often get very serious on his late night show Watch What Happens Live.

But the openly gay host took a few moments this week to condemn the vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri.

It turns out Cohen has relatives buried at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City.

‘This is extremely personal for me because my great-grandparents and many other of my relatives are buried there in that cemetery,’ Cohen said.

‘I don’t have to have a personal connection though to know that this is not who we are as Americans, and this certainly should not be where we’re heading.’

He added: ‘We are not even two months in 2017 and already there have been 69 reported bomb threats to [Jewish Community Centers] in 27 states. A synagogue was defaced, swastikas have been drawn on the subway here in New York City and now this.

‘This does not feel like a coincidence. We cannot allow acts of hate against anyone to become normal. We have got to do better as a country.’


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