A contributor for Sun News was told off by Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night for asking Cooper for a selfie. Cooper was filming news coverage of the Ottawa shooting when he was interrupted by Vandon Gene, who approached him for a picture.
Visibly irritated, Cooper responded “No I will not take a photo with you on a day where a soldier was killed, it seems wildly inappropriate.”
Vandon later took to Twitter to discuss his anger with Cooper, and claimed the journalist was “exploiting” the tragedy. Cooper responded back on Twitter by criticizing Sun News for employing such an unprofessional journalist. Sun news later announced that they have let go of Vandon Gene, along with releasing an apology to Cooper and anyone affected by the shooting.