Not leaving the shade in 2021! Andy Cohen was unfiltered (as always) while hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper on Friday, December 31, throwing shade at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
“If you look behind me, you’ll see Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers performing,” the 53-year-old Real Housewives producer said. “I’m sorry but if you’re watching ABC, you’re watching nothing.”
ABC’s broadcast included performances by Journey and Ashanti and Ja Rule in Times Square. During another segment, Cohen made it clear he wasn’t impressed by Arnel Pineda leading the rock band.
“We were doused with confetti from fake Journey on ABC. If it’s not Steve Perry, it doesn’t count! You get it? It’s not Journey!” he declared. “It’s propaganda! It’s propaganda! It’s not Journey! It’s not Journey! No, that was not Journey. Steve Perry is Journey.”
Social media users were quick to weigh in on Cohen’s antics.
“Andy Cohen calling Ryan Seacrest a loser might be the funniest thing I’ve seen on television this year,” one person tweeted.
Another fan wrote, “Andy Cohen calling Ryan Seacrest live (and wasted) on national TV a loser already won 2022 #CNNNYE.”
“Andy Cohen last night talking trash about ABC, Ryan Seacrest & ‘fake Journey’ is about the most punk rock thing @CNN has ever done. #NYE2022,” a third person tweeted.
Before he signed off for the night, Cohen made waves again for calling out New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“Watching Mayor de Blasio do his victory-lap dance after four years of the crappiest term as the mayor of New York — the only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is what a horrible mayor he has been,” he yelled as Cooper tried to cut his “rant” off. “So, sayonara, sucka! 2022! It’s a new year because guess what? I have a feeling I’m gonna be standing right here next year, and you know who I’m not going to be looking at dancing as the city comes apart? You!”
While the Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host hasn’t directly commented on his headline-making moments, he did tweet that he was “a bit overserved last night.”