Andy Cohen, Dad-Shamed by Social Media Troll, Responds

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Friday September 10, 2021
Originally published on September 9, 2021

Andy Cohen and his son Benjamin.
Andy Cohen and his son Benjamin.  (Source:Instagram/@bravoandy)

Bravo TV host Andy Cohen wants you to know he is, indeed, human.

After responding to a troll on social media who said, "You should try and be a better person for your son," Cohen simply said: "What am I doing wrong?" reported Yahoo News.

The direct question caused the troll to back down, telling Cohen: "Oh wow, didn't expect a response," the person admitted. "I was just being a troll. You're doing fine. [Sorry]."

Cohen, who welcomed his son, Benjamin, via a gestational surrogate in 2019, posted a screenshot of the exchange on Instagram.


But Cohen caught them by surprise by replying, "I am indeed a real person. Thanks for understanding."

The commenter said it was "cool" that Cohen responded, but admonished him by adding, "you probably shouldn't confront trolls though."

To which Cohen retorted, "You probably shouldn't troll people though."

Fans were quick to rush to Cohen's defense to encourage him to keep being a great dad.

"You're a strong man who is doing the best for his son!" read one comment. "I'm proud of you, Andy, and love is coming y'all's way!!"

Stephanie Hollman from "The Real Housewives of Dallas," wrote, "You are an amazing person and father ... Never listen to the trolls.

Keeping a good sense of humor, Cohen summed up the whole situation as "social media in a nutshell."