Andy Cohen speaks out against vandalism at Jewish cemetery

Author: Greg Hernandez
Source: Gay Star News
Published: February 22, 2017

The openly gay host took a few moments in his late night show this week to condemn the vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri: “This is extremely personal for me because my great-grandparents and many other of my relatives are buried there in that cemetery”

Andy Cohen doesn’t often get very serious on his late night show Watch What Happens Live.

But the openly gay host took a few moments this week to condemn the vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri.

It turns out Cohen has relatives buried at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City.

‘This is extremely personal for me because my great-grandparents and many other of my relatives are buried there in that cemetery,’ Cohen said.

‘I don’t have to have a personal connection though to know that this is not who we are as Americans, and this certainly should not be where we’re heading.’

He added: ‘We are not even two months in 2017 and already there have been 69 reported bomb threats to [Jewish Community Centers] in 27 states. A synagogue was defaced, swastikas have been drawn on the subway here in New York City and now this.

Watch the segment on Gay Star News