Anderson Cooper’s down-home, appealing commencement speech at Yale 10 days ago was marred by a crack he took at Yoko Ono. He brought up a commencement speech she gave 3 years ago, as a non-model.
Unfair on two counts. 1, Yoko’s advice, to grads of the Maine College of Art, is just fine. People have to try and free themselves. However you do it, do it. When Cooper himself quotes Joseph Campbell, “Follow your bliss,” it’s not that different from what Yoko’s saying.
2, Cooper is descended from megabux. Son of Gloria Vanderbilt, etc. Who’s he to make fun of Yoko’s money?