Andy Cohen has hit back at celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels after she suggested the talkshow host hated women in a recent interview.
Cohen, 49, who is the executive producer on the “Housewives” shows, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about Michaels’ comments, after she told Life & Style: “I hate that s**t. I never watch it. I hate watching women tear each other apart. Anybody who watches it, shame on you.
“It’s like [the franchise] was created by someone that hates women. I mean, the guy hates them. He’s an a**hole.”
Cohen then clapped back, “I love women. ‘Housewives’ is a show about women and it’s predominately for women, even though so many men watch it so I think that’s a really good question for the millions of women who watch the shows.
“It’s a show about friendship. It’s a show about being a wife. It’s a show about being a mother. It’s a show about being a sister. And sometimes the experience of being a friend and a mother and a wife and a sister isn’t pleasant and sometimes it’s wonderful.”
Not ending his comments there, Cohen went on: “I think [Michaels] probably never watched it. I think she’s probably seen a clip of Teresa flipping a table.”
He added, “By the way, this is the woman who screamed at people for a living on ‘The Biggest Loser’. She should stay in her own lane.”
Cohen’s THR interview also saw him speak out about his ongoing feud with Kathy Griffin, who he has been clashing with ever since Anderson Cooper replaced her on his CNN New Year’s Eve show last year.
The star insisted, “You know what? I’ve kind of moved on. She seems to hate my guts very strongly. And you know what, that’s her prerogative. Everybody can have someone they hate. If I’m that person for her, so be it.”