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.’
— WWHL (@BravoWWHL) February 21, 2017