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Anderson Cooper Tells Plastic Surgery Addict 'You're Dreadful', Says He Won't Talk to Her Anymore: VIDEO


Sarah Burge, a woman who is in the Guinness Book of World Records for undergoing the most plastic surgeries, incurred Anderson Cooper's quiet wrath this week after telling him about starting her daughter on the same process and encouraging her to pole dance.

After he told her "you're dreadful", Burge got up and left the show.


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  1. Bravo Anderson!

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | May 23, 2012 7:35:00 AM

  2. And yet he made sure to exploit her insanity FIRST. Anderson Cooper's nothing but a whore like the rest of them.

    Posted by: TedL | May 23, 2012 7:37:21 AM

  3. @TEDL

    Yeah, but he's hot, so it doesn't matter. :D

    He does have a point, though. She really is just dreadful.

    Posted by: Diogenes | May 23, 2012 7:40:11 AM

  4. @Diogenes Ohhhh yes. And also, yes, I agree with him too, she's dreadful. Way to give your child body dysmorphia, Sarah Burge. I feel sorry for her daughter.

    Posted by: LFB | May 23, 2012 7:47:29 AM

  5. ummm Anderson - tho I think its Nutz shouldn't have been cruel to her.....if anythng you should have offered her a chance to get therapy to find out WHY she does this.......You of all people should know better Anderson...not nice, not nice!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | May 23, 2012 7:51:04 AM

  6. I think Anderson demonstrated poor interviewing skills. His task was to draw this woman out into a conversation that revealed and illuminated her distorted thinking. He could have used his contempt for her as a way of imagining that she encounters contempt from others and ask her how she reacts to it. Of course, he could also only have guests on the show that he likes...

    Posted by: Andrew | May 23, 2012 8:02:38 AM

  7. I love Anderson, but what purpose does it serve to give any airtime at all to such a person? Putting her on television does nothing to rescue her daughter from abuse (which I realize isn't Anderson's job); if anything it increases the likelihood the abuse will continue. And it's not as though she wasn't obviously damaged and/or an attention seeker before the interview started. A great practice in dealing with octo, tanning, poledance-teaching, premature cosmetic surgery-providing, special juice-dispensing parents would be to starve them of cheesy opportunities for exposure. Anderson demonstrably has the talent to earn cheers for work of substance; setting himself up for applause by dismissing the nutjob guest he booked in the first place makes him seem like nothing more than a really dreamy Morton Downey, Jr.

    Posted by: Steve Scarborough | May 23, 2012 8:11:28 AM

  8. So staged and sad for everyone involved.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 23, 2012 8:19:24 AM

  9. Wow, that is extremely unprofessional. Also, Anderson invited her on his show, only to exploit her story, make her a laughing stock and then verbally abuse her on TV? Anderson is the one who looks bad in these video clips, not Plastic Surgery Mom ...

    Posted by: DayvG | May 23, 2012 8:32:56 AM

  10. u know, excessively working out in the gym is a type of body dysmorphia as well...

    I'm not sure why people in the US put so much morality into the whole plastic surgery thing, to each its own... I am pro plastic surgery...

    if u r not, consider anything ur dentist did to ur smile to make it look better (rather than fix a problem)... and look at all people dying and modifying their hair (blond and straight still in, surprise surprise), tanning, etc... how about high heels that hurt someone's back?

    I find it hard to draw a line... I find it even harder the whole Anderson Cooper thing... his show is pathetic, and we do not need another show where the host is the star... I wish he'd stuck with serious journalism, as this talk show keep bringing my opinion of him to lower levels... this clip reminds me of Geraldo, Montel, Sally Jesse, Jenny Jones, etc... only with better lighting... next time his mom is on the show, let's talk about all the work she has had done on her face/body....

    Posted by: V-8 | May 23, 2012 8:43:35 AM

  11. I think Anderson Cooper's behavior was dreadful. I watched this interview and, perhaps this woman is dreadful in many ways, but she was hit guest and he came back from commercial with another guest - a man who was in love with and has sex with a doll/mannequin. The whole show was dreadful, frankly.

    Posted by: shle896shle | May 23, 2012 8:46:45 AM

  12. That'll do V8, that'll do.

    Posted by: Munro | May 23, 2012 8:56:58 AM

  13. Just get her off the stage as soon as possible. You did and you were right. She is dreadful. Plain talk and direct action don't call for any apology. Thanks. It makes you better than a pro to also show your personal opinion.

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 23, 2012 8:57:14 AM

  14. Boo Coop bad move your one of them so what else should we expect

    Posted by: hotbeef801 | May 23, 2012 8:58:35 AM

  15. Anderson Cooper has his own syndicated talk-show?

    Posted by: John | May 23, 2012 9:04:26 AM

  16. So ironic with his "honesty" schtick. Really Anderson. Come out already. You've got a TON of nerve asking people to "communicate honestly." Do you have any clue what an amazing gay role model you could be? It's people like you, multi-generational heir$ who have NOTHING to lose financially but continue stay in the closet. THAT is truly a publicity whore...and it hurts our young community so much more than you know. Let's really talk about Keeping YOU Honest! pathetic

    Posted by: rocco11 | May 23, 2012 9:12:30 AM

  17. Anderson was a jerk here.

    Posted by: Jacques Rosas | May 23, 2012 9:17:31 AM

  18. I like Anderson, but sadly he is being a bit judgmental.

    Posted by: Ted | May 23, 2012 9:24:10 AM

  19. Someone needed to tell her the truth.
    BUT AC should have continued the interview, bring sth new into it, differ ancle etc.

    Posted by: Matt26 | May 23, 2012 9:30:36 AM

  20. Just simply...WOW!

    Posted by: CHRIS DACHOCOLATEBEARCUB | May 23, 2012 9:38:05 AM

  21. Watching the second clip, Anderson says he didn't think she was communicating honestly and thinks there should always be an honest discussion. I feel that way every time he discusses a gay rights issue.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | May 23, 2012 9:40:17 AM

  22. Classy, Anderson. Really, really classy.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 23, 2012 9:41:57 AM

  23. I have to assume there's some poor schmuck on Anderson's staff whose job it is to locate "dreadful" people...

    Posted by: BobN | May 23, 2012 10:43:06 AM

  24. I would've said, lets talk about your homosexuality Anderson.
    How dare you embarrass me on national television.
    But I'm sure that was all stage and part of the show her walking off!

    Posted by: Joe | May 23, 2012 10:47:35 AM

  25. @Rocco11: AGREED, 100%.

    Posted by: mike128 | May 23, 2012 11:50:00 AM

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