Conan O’Brien joined Anderson Cooper on Monday night to promote his upcoming Conan Without Borders special, Conan in Greenland, a response to President Trump’s recent interest in purchasing the country from the Danish government. But, their discussion was quickly sidetracked by Anderson’s new facial hair.
In an attempt to share a Greenland experience of his own, the typically clean-shaven Cooper asked Conan if he used a “shigloo” bathroom during his travels throughout the Danish country. Conan jokingly responded, “Are you OK, Anderson? Is it the beard? What’s going on with you? Are you having a breakdown of some kind?
Conan continued to tease the CNN anchor about his beard. “You look like a very tidy wizard,” joked Conan, adding, “It looks like you briefly dipped your chin into a sugar bowl.”
Anderson credited his recent nine-day vacation for the beard growth while citing fellow CNN anchor, Wolf Blitzer for the inspiration. “I call it the Blitzer beard challenge,” said Cooper.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, viewers had a field day responding to the Silver Fox's new look. Unfortunately for Anderson, some of those viewers weren’t as receptive as Conan.
Anderson Cooper is a man of many talents but growing a beard is not one of them. @AC360 😁— Salah Mohamed (@TheRealSalah) September 3, 2019
@andersoncooper Please don’t keep that scruffy beard, much to handsome to clutter that great face and smile!😘😘😘— Paulette Hess (@PauletteHess44) September 3, 2019
I am adamantly opposed to Anderson Cooper's beard.— Jeneviève🌻 (@omgitsjen) September 3, 2019
And though Twitter had its fair share of beard haters, Anderson would be happy to know there was also a lot of beard supporters.
@andersoncooper— Lorre harris (@HarrisLorre) September 3, 2019
I love the stubble.
Keep it Anderson.
AC360 airs weekdays at 8 p.m. on CNN.
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