Anderson Cooper Accidentally Tweets Nude Photo

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Anderson Cooper Nude Photo

By Shari Weiss |

Anderson Cooper Nude Photo

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Anderson Cooper accidentally tweeted a nude photo on Thursday. Luckily for him, it was not a naked picture of himself.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Eastern Time, a photo appeared on Cooper’s Twitter feed showing a male nude painting. No message accompanied the tweet. But the image appeared to be a screengrab from the auction house Sotheby’s, and was titled “19th Century European Art.”

The full-frontal picture did not stay up on Cooper’s page for long. It was deleted within minutes, and the journalist then tweeted an explanation of sorts. “That was weird… Got sent a bunch of images of artworks coming up at auction… Not sure how it got tweeted out,” he wrote.

The message came just after the start of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” The news anchor was in the midst of a special two-hour broadcast in honor of Prince, who died earlier Thursday. Prior to the naked photo mishap, Cooper had written on Twitter, “Tonight #StevieWonder #GeorgeClinton @SpikeLee and others join me to remember @prince. #AC360 8-10pm.”

That was Cooper’s only other tweet today, with previous postings this week referencing the new book he wrote with his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, called The Rainbow Comes And Goes. Apparently nude photos come and go, too.


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