Bethenny Frankel Defends Andy Cohen Amid Viral Nipple Video of Him at Pride Event as Fans React

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Bethenny Frankel Defends Former Boss Andy Cohen amid Viral Video of Host Rubbing Shirtless Man’s Nipple at Pride Event, Calls Herself “Team Twiddle” as Fans Stand Up for Andy

Bethenny Frankel defended her former boss Andy Cohen after a video surfaced of the 55-year-old rubbing a shirtless man’s nipple at NYC Pride as the man sat on his lap. The video was allegedly taken without Andy’s consent.

The Real Housewives of New York star has had her issues with Andy in the past – after she left the show and called it toxic – but none of their former squabbles seemed to matter as she addressed the recent issue.

In a June 28 TikTok, Bethenny said sarcastically, “Breaking news: Andy Cohen seen twiddling a man’s titties during Pride Week in New York City.”

“Andy Cohen is a young, good-looking, successful gay man living in America in 2023, and it’s Pride,” she added. “What else is Andy Cohen supposed to be doing?”

Bethenny then called herself “team twiddle,” telling Andy to “enjoy himself” and “twiddle on.”


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After the video of Andy surfaced, many fans rushed to his defense.

“So it’s a gay man being gay, why is this newsworthy? Please touch grass,” wrote a fan on Twitter, and they called it “corny as f**k” to “secretly record … people.”

A different user exclaimed, “Justice for Andy Cohen!!! Let him do gay s–t at pride in peace. It’s supposed safe space for EVERYONE so whoever put this online is absolute trash.”

On Instagram, Andy shared his own video dancing with Vice President Kamala Harris outside of the famous Stonewall Inn.

He told the VP to not be “embarrassed” that she hadn’t yet visited the historic tavern, and added, “I bet you’re fun at a gay bar.”

The same day, Andy and actress Jennifer Lawrence kissed on Watch What Happens Live. The host told Jennifer he got “hard as a rock” after she asked him, “Did it move?”