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Anne Hathaway has been getting a lot of criticism in the press lately, especially after her Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Les Miserables this past Sunday and the backlash from the Prada dress she wore that night.
But Anderson Cooper is counting himself as one of her supporters, even defending her on his show this week.
"In our morning meeting today, we were talking about this and the level of hatred people have towards Anne Hathaway — I had no idea. She seems like a perfectly lovely person!" he said on his show, The Huffington Post reports.
He continued, "I don't understand. She's incredibly talented, she seems like a lovely person, I think she's been through a lot. People have all these judgments about her; they don't know what she's really like. Nobody knows what any of these people are really like in real life... It upset me."
Going on to say the media’s sometimes negative portrayal of her “seemed so completely unfair,” his guest co-host Isha Sesay called her Oscars acceptance speech “terrible,” E! News reports.
But Anderson defended her again, arguing “the amount of pressure she must feel knowing all these people hate her—give her a break.”