Today on Anderson Live guest co-host Maria Sansone gushed about wearing flip-flops 24/7
Anderson replied flip-flops are gross and disgusting (his words)
He said the worst are in airplanes where men's hairy feet are going barefoot on the plane.
@ link below Maria made a video saying “I’m still going to wear my flip-flops. Deal with it!”
Do you feel the same way as AC?
Stupid topic but women are fine to waer them with their feet done, same with men. If ya feet are ugly.. Do us a favor and not wear them. thanks.
On men, yes.
On womens feet, no.
Agree with Anderson - the feet that look good enough to be exposed to the world in flip flops are few and very far between.
Flip-flops always look vaguely disgusting to me. Even though some men have very sexy feet. I find flip-flops slightly feminine, therefore non-sexy
Webmaster, PLEASE do something about the non-stop Anderson Cooper threads.
Dudes should not wear flip flops beyond the beach and pool. It is so unmanly and nasty.
Bullshit. Most feet look just fine, unless you are a ridiculous fool who has some otherworldly expectations for feet? You sound like an absurd idiot, R3.
R4 flip flops feminine non sexy. To all the men who wear flip flops sorry for this ignorant comment.
I oppose flip-flops because they're *dangerous*. Anything could happen to your feet or your toes when they're exposed like that out on the streets.
I don't like them, but they're not as bad as "sandals" - you know those ugly black or brown leather things with all the straps... now those are disgusting.
R5 the topic is about flip-flops not about AC
I've seen these "non-AC" poll threads before here and they are always about AC because someone is obsessed with AC and think they need to start threads about him and pretend that they're talking about something else. All OP needed to do was ask if DLers think flip-flops are disgusting without bringing AC into it.
AC loves our flip-flops.
I am fascinated with every single part of the male body, masculinity, maleness. Flip-flops expose the male body and skin and as such, I think they are really sexy.
Obv., poor hygiene is always a turn-off. But that's not what AC said, apparently. If he meant that, he should have said that.
Hands, feet, butt, legs, chest, face, hair, ears, armpits - it's all sexy, in my opinion.
He's such a prissy little thing.
He doesn't like men's hairy feet? Does his hairy boyfriend always wear socks in bed?
Last December AC tweeted this
@andersoncooper: Taking red eye back to ny. The guy across from me is barefoot. I find that obnoxious. Is that odd?
He also uploaded the pic of the guy's bare foot along with the tweet.
Do TEVAs count?
Marie Sansone is one hot hetty gal BUT she's half right. Women can pull off flip flops but that looks gauche and unkempt in a man. For once Anderson has exercised some good taste. Who knew he had any at all?!!
Well now we know who the "socks" fetishist on datalounge is.
I'm not into feet at all, but I do think that such a negative reaction to a man's feet deserves a "Mary!".
R18...good taste? Oh dear. Prissy, prissy, prissy.
[quotes] Who knew he had any at all?!!
Lots of us have know THAT for years.
I don't blame AC for not wanting someone's nasty feet all up in his face.
I agree with Anderson. Why the hell would anyone want to wear stupid flip-flops on a city street? Even if you've got gorgeous feet, they'll end up all cruddy looking and filthy dirty....yuck!!!!!!
Flip-flops were designed for beaches, bitches! Last time I checked, 6th Avenue has nary a grain of sand in sight. Get a clue already!
Oh, what a bunch of uptight, constipated Marys. Go to any of the baking-hot tropical islands I've visited and I guarantee you you'll be wearing flip-flops most of the time. Whether your feet are attractive or not. Flip-flops are meant for (and ubiquitous in) very warm climates. Deal with it.
Wearing flipflops outside of a beach environment (or the floor of the gym)is beyond vulgar.
Going barefoot in a public place, outside of the beach is indicative of being, or being brought up as, common trash.
What about singers who give concerts while barefoot?
Do you guys have a problem with that?
R24, okay, and so what? The wedding's off? Sort of like saying, 'but what if people think I'm some kind of whore?!'
Well, you are, aren't you? And if not, why are you wasting your life, calling yourself gay?
This old queen gets so tiresome.
There used to be rumors on DL years ago that AC had a foot fetish and all of his previous bf's had to have a certain type of foot and that AC was really turned on by them.
The more I learn about Anderson Cooper, the more I am turned off by him. I saw a show where he revealed he hated food - his taste buds were very bland. He hated coffee, he hated vegetables, he hated anything remotely interesting to drink. Hence, why he looks like the walking dead.
Now this anti-flip-flop thing - indicates to me he is an uptight neurotic bore.
I would guess he would be hugely disappointing in the bedroom.
Agree with r28. He wouldn't have mentioned it if it didn't give him a thrill.
Is R29 the OP getting her AC bashing jollies again?
[quote]The more I learn about Anderson Cooper, the more I am turned off by him.
Ditto. I never cared about him much in the first place, but ever since he came out, he has basically just revealed what a prissy, bitchy, sterotypical uppity queen he is. He thinks he's too good for everyone and everything. Can't wait till his show ends.
R29 Just because someone doesn't like him doesn't mean they're bashing him. They're pointing out why they don't like him, and that's their opinion.
R32, you don't know the history of the troll who keeps posting all of these fake Anderson Cooper related polls. She's ONLY here to bash AC because she has a sad love/hate obsession with him and she knows she can get some DLer's to pile on and trash him too. She needs to work out her problems with him elsewhere instead of posting billions of threads day in and day out.
Anderson Cooper has the AIDS you know.
R34 Quennie Mc Queen, you probably wear white shoes after Labor Day and think that Hermes is a stinky French cheese as well. Oh and Armani is not a type of pasta either......
I think flip flops are instruments of torture. Fuck that rubber band between your big toe and the other toe hurts.
I can't believe I'm the only foot fetishist on DL that likes seeing hot guys wearing flip-flops in extremely hot climates.
No, I am too, r38. I am amazed at the majority of foothate here on DL, when feet are supposed to be such a common fetish. Every guy I have been with had one or I made them have one.
Love barefeet and flipflops on a guy.
I would have thought that AC was a flip-flopping kinda guy.
Wait, he's talking about shoes?
I hear ya, R39. On YouTube alone, I have seen soooo many hundreds of butch-gay guys who absolutely love & play games with male feet. Sometimes bare, sometimes in long, sexy white socks. I'm always surprised by how averse DL gays are to male feet.
[quote]It is so unmanly and nasty.
On what planet?
Guys wear flip flops nearly year round in Southern California.
Especially in the beach towns. When it gets really cold, they wear Uggs.
Anderson has always thought that girl parts are prettier than guy parts - he's just more open about it now.
[quote] I'm always surprised by how averse DL gays are to male feet.
This DL? Are you sure?
OMG remember that guy that always asked people who sat next to Muir on planes to take pictures of his bare feet (assuming that he'd take his shoes off in the plane). Creepy but I love it! DL is my favorite place. Hugs. I would take a picture for that dude.
Flip flops are okay with shorts, but they look disgusting with long pants.
Does Cooper like anything?
He seems like such a nasty, miserable person. Why is he so sad?
AC likes a lot of things and he's not nasty or miserable, he just has pet peeves like most people do.
In the beach town where I live, if someone is wearing shoes and long pants, they probably have jury duty or are going to a funeral.
I don't like them. They are more tolerable on men than women but I would never wear them.
[quote]I would never wear them.
What do you wear when walking on a sandy beach?
Isn't this the same guy who washes his jeans like twice a year?
Now that is gross.
R53 THANK YOU! Miss Cooper needs to STFU when it comes to talking about disgusting things.
[quote]I can't believe I'm the only foot fetishist on DL that likes seeing hot guys wearing flip-flops in extremely hot climates.
R38, you and R39 are not the only ones. I love seeing a hot guy in flip-flops, irrespective of the climate.
Not surprised, however, that some of the uptight prisspots on DL are -- of course -- horrified to see a hot man in flip-flops away from the beach in summer. If they clutched those pearls any tighter they'd asphyxiate themselves.
And here, to freak them out, is a picture of Chris Kluwe wearing flip-flops. With jeans. On the set of the Colbert show. In winter.
He said the other day that he's now washing his jeans, so that little controversy is done R54. But he wasn't the only one who thought it was ok to not wash those expensive type jeans. The manufacturer seemed to have recommended it.
Fangurl alert at r56!!!!
Are we all supposed to dislike Anderson like you do R57? Someone likes to talk about how we're all entitled to our opinions, have you forgotten that?
Chris Kluwe needs to get rid of those flip flops IMMEDIATELY.
Then he needs to get rid of that cap, that shirt, those pants, and whatever underwear he may be wearing.
ITA @ R14.
And yes, it is clear that Fiona Fangurl R56/R49 has lost her way.
Here, let me help you get back home, dear.
R60, here, let me tell you to STFU [italic]dear[/italic]. Did you kill the guard at YOUR home at the mental institution to type that crap?
Good to see Anderson is still tackling the BIG isues.
How typical and tiresome the trope is that only those with attractive, fuckable feet(seriously, who determines that?)should expose them.
God, women and queens with their tired "shame" and "beauty" issues.
And yeah, I know how to spell issues.
I swear to God Anderson is emotionally aging in reverse.
Oh my God...can you imagine the pre-requsites, rules and requirements in order to be Anderson's boyfriend.
And don't you even DARE gain an ounce or forget to trim!
Anderson and Ben are a happy, well matched couple. No problem there. Are YOU happy R62/63/64/65?
Anderson seems to have a lot to say about feet. Seriously. He seems to talk about them every week on his show. He has mentioned the airplane story countless times. I blame Truman Capote. I remember him telling a story about Capote staying at his mother's as a child and being grossed out seeing his long, curly toenails.
Anderson's reel should include this clip at the link .... especially when he starts interviewing for morning television jobs.
Really, that's where he belongs. He's perfect for it.
[quote]In the beach town where I live, if someone is wearing shoes and long pants, they probably have jury duty or are going to a funeral.
What does Anderson wear at his beach house on Long Island? Wing tips? Spats?
He's a pill so who cares what his opinion may be about flip-flops.
He wears a 3-piece suit at the beach.
Anderson Cooper is so prissy. I don't think flip flops are appropriate for places other than the beach, pool, around the house, etc but to call them disgusting? Mary!
Why is everyone saying feet here? I thought it was feets here in DL.
Tedious man. The picture of white bread.
Why are flip-flops disgusting? Is this opinion a style criticism or is there something unhygienic about flip-flops?
In either case, I feel that flips-flops are fine. I wear them often.
I guess if you are walking around the city, exposed to so much general nastiness, they would seem unhygienic but I think what most people are objecting to are the near bare feet.
Well, if you wash your feet after wearing flip-flops, I think you'll be just fine.
In all the time that flip-flops have been around, I haven't heard of anyone coming down with a minor problem or a major disease.
He has problems with feet. This thread is old.
I live at the beach. Day-trippers who come here in flip-flops and then wear them around town get a pass.
I wear them at home. on the deck, on the sand. I don't wear them on the street in a store or to a restaurant. I wouldn't wear them to travel. How difficult is it to slip on a pair of boat shoes, tennis shoes or loafers when you are leaving the house?
Anderson seems to have the same revulsion at ordinary human bodies that so many gay men (as well as other people) of his and younger generations have.
I think AC might be germaphobic.
[quote]I think AC might be germaphobic.
Unfortunately, he apparently is not germaphobic enough to clean his cell phone. A few years ago, he had a scientist on his show who tested his phone for bacteria. The scientist found traces of fecal matter on the phone. I find his apparent bathroom/cell phone habits to be much more disgusting than most any open toed shoe.
This thread is useless without pictorial examples of flip-flopped feets.
USELESS, I tell you!
Send Andy packing with elitist egomaniac Babs and hire a shirtless Gio Benitez to replace him.
I bet many who work with both of these mollycoddled snobs can't stand them.
Uh, excuse me, but I'm not dead. And it's [italic]Vanocur[/italic], toots.
But I concur with your sentiment. More shirtless Gio, please!
There is fecal matter on your phone too, R82, and mine.
Thanks, Sander. Sorry. You were one of the people I really admired on NBC when I was a kid.
Also Nancy Dickerson.
Did not like Babs even then, seemed overblown and arrogant.
Fuck y'all it's hot here.
Get real. Anderson has never tried flop flops with me.
Bad enough one has to deal with ill mannered idiots on a plane..flip flops, shorts, hauling the kitchen sink as carry on luggage.
I doubt Anderson Cooper saw anyone wearing flip flops in the First-Class section.
Anderson is a delicate flower who is easily "disgusted".
The more AC talks the less I like him.
I hate flip flops. Bad for your feet and it looks trashy.
No, they're good for your feet. Next best thing to going barefoot.
Of course you're probably thinking of those flat, rubber things you get at the CVS.
[quote]I hate flip flops. Bad for your feet and it looks trashy.
Do you wear your Manolo Blahniks party heels at the beach?
[quote]This thread is useless without pictorial examples of flip-flopped feets.
BS, ask any podiatrist. Worst thing you can do for your feet, posture, back.
Again, I'm not talking about those flat, cheap things from the supermarket.
On the majority of Americans, I find flip flops
disgusting. I also find sweat pants and pajama pants, especially when worn without underwear, disgusting on the majority of people. Tank shirts also look disgusting on most.
[quote]The more AC talks the less I like him.
I feel the opposite.
[quote]On the majority of Americans, I find flip flops disgusting. I also find sweat pants and pajama pants, especially when worn without underwear, disgusting on the majority of people. Tank shirts also look disgusting on most.
Now if only people gave a fuck what you thought.
Love Anderson but totally disagree with him on this. Men with NICE feet look freat in flip flops, if you don't take care of your feet, then wear shoes please.
Of course they are gross, feet people are fucked up.
Feet people? You mean people with feet?
Jack Gray, Anderson's producer, hasn't tweeted since January with the exception of a retweet in February. His tweet profile says he's still an AC360 producer.
Does anyone know what's up with him? is he still there / all right?
AC just comes across as such a miserable human being.
He's right on this.
No doubt R113 would run from this flip-flop wearer.
r115 I feel the same way about the Dr. Scholl's wooden-soled sandals. Sounds like a goddamn mule train.
]quote]Feet people? You mean people with feet?
Foot fetishers. Creepy
[quote]He said the worst are in airplanes where men's hairy feet are going barefoot on the plane.
Feet are gross and disgusting because they're hairy?
He sounds like a six-year-old girl who listens too much to her mommy.
He seems quite happy to me R112, he's just quirky and always has been apparently. When he was 11 he called Truman Capote a 'weirdo' and then said that he liked weirdos.
That's because AC has ugly feet
My thoughts, too, R121.
His feet are fine. No worse or better than any other feet.
[quote]He said the worst are in airplanes where men's hairy feet are going barefoot on the plane.
What kind of puddle-jumper airlines does Anderson fly where men are going barefoot?
I was vote #500.
I guess Ben isn't allowed to own flip-flops.
Holy shit, the guy in the pic at r114 is hot as fuck. Those are the types of dudes I WANT to see wearing flip flops.
The streets of NYC (or any city without an alley system) are one place I refuse to wear them. Too much trash & garbage juice on the sidewalks. Anyplace else, go for it. Super comfy. I do wear them with jeans on occasion. Choose good brands with arch support (like Reefs). The cheap ones from the corner drug store or big box stores are not good for your feet.