WATCH: Anderson Cooper Details The Wild Conspiracy Theories QAnon Followers Created About Him
Along with the presidency of Donald Trump came the creation of QAnon. The conspiracy theorists believe that Trump is some kind of savior and that anyone who stands against him is the enemy. This means Democrats, of course, but it also means any media members who portrayed him accurately.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper is one of those media members who was targeted by QAnon. He described the strange experience during a recent interview.
“Q’ first posted about me, November 5th, 2017, asking the question ‘Who is A Cooper,’ he said. “This came two days after I was on the air reporting about indictments in the Russia investigation,” Cooper noted. “Once mentioned by ‘Q,’ the followers of this conspiracy cult went to work inventing a bizarre and crazy false story about my life.”
The CNN anchor continued, “According to ‘Q’ followers, my mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, was a satanist. They pointed to this photo taken when I was about 6-years-old. That Mexican folk art on the wall behind us is the Virgin Mary with Christ, but they said it was satanic, and the christ figure was a child being sacrificed.”
In addition, Cooper noted, “They also claimed I’d been molested, likely in this empty pool in an old mansion in what ‘Q’ followers said was my mom’s house. It’s actually an old Vanderbilt estate in Asheville, North Carolina, that neither I, nor as far as I know, my mom, had ever been to.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN: