'Boy Scout' Madonna gives Anderson Cooper GLAAD award
March 18th, 2013
06:27 PM ET

'Boy Scout' Madonna gives Anderson Cooper GLAAD award

CNN's Anderson Cooper was presented with the Vito Russo Award at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday by a very special "Boy Scout": Madonna.

The singer dressed up in uniform to deliver Anderson's statue, which is given to an LGBT media professional who's made a difference in promoting equality.

Madge's outfit was a nod to GLAAD's campaign against the Boy Scouts of America's ban on having openly gay members in its organization.

Before presenting Cooper with his award, Madonna said, "I wanted to be a Boy Scout, but they wouldn't let me join. I think that's f****d up.

"I can build a fire. I know how to pitch a tent. I have a very good sense of direction. I can rescue kittens from trees. I want to do good for the community," she continued. "And most importantly, I know how to scout for boys. So I think that I should be allowed to be a Boy Scout - and I think they should change their stupid rules."

But then she got down to business, telling those gathered at the New York event that she was there to give an award to someone she admires and to "acknowledge someone who is brave."

As Cooper accepted his award, he managed to sneak in a smooch from the superstar.

"She's an extraordinary ally, and I'm thankful for her artistry and her friendship," Cooper said of Madonna.

Other winners at Saturday's event were NBC's "Smash," which won for outstanding drama series, and CBS's "The Amazing Race," which won for outstanding reality program.

Check out Cooper's entire acceptance speech below, and see a full list of winners at GLAAD.org.


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  1. Madonna was not the 1 too do this too...problem is?

    she knows everyone and when she needs a favore...she gets it...thanks.

    May 10, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Al Finney

    Cougar Alert

    March 22, 2013 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. Angel

    Madonna is patronizing the gay community AGAIN? Fricking fraud....

    March 22, 2013 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. Yawn

    what am i wearing this evening.

    March 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. DJ Tenn. nYc

    Congratulations ! you 2 have served your Illuminati Masters well! Madge you managed to Hoover vac'd $34 million out of our community last year and gave nothing in return while taking on BS "issues" like the Boy Scouts and our man of the hour a Vanderbilt CIA Mole whose job is to infiltrate / discredit/ destroy / any and all of our organizations . Well Done ! #DUPED #FAKELEFT #NOLEADERS

    March 21, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yep

      There is an interesting website dedicated to Madonnas plagiarizing and copyright infringements it has before and after images of the originals and Madonnas "reinvention" of others material. Go to Google and enter the words "many artists Madonna stole from". It seems Illuminati and musical monopolies go hand in hand.

      March 22, 2013 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. NoIssuesWithAnderson

    We find her a problem in the industry–no issues with anderson cooper

    March 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. NoIssuesWithAnderson

    We find her a problem in the industry--not issues with anderson cooper

    March 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sero

    This woman does not mind her own business-proved.

    March 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Observer

    This woman has not been relevant in thirty years.

    March 19, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. She looks

    like an idiot. That doesn't look anything like a Boy Scouts uniform.

    March 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. petergay

    A much needed and well deserved "Thank You to my boyfriend, Ben," from Anderson.

    March 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. she needs to apologize

    For desecrating the uniform. Keep the gays where they belong.... in the closet and out of the Boy Scouts.

    March 19, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • But...but...but...

      Scouting, in and of itself, is kind of gay really. I mean, seriously, take a look at the little dweebs who were active in scouting back when you were in school. It seems that gays belong in the BSA.

      March 19, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • you are way off base

      But then, you probably voted for Obama and have all of Madonna's albums, too.

      March 19, 2013 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. Gross

    Does this mean M'Donna has a pen!s?

    March 19, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  14. sweetie...this is not anderson...this is a girl band...

    -

    March 19, 2013 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. jeff

    anderson should be charged with RAPE!! Madonna clearly did not want a kiss- he should know better- a womansays NO it means NO! put the dum basterd away!!! HE SHOULD NEVER HOST ANYTHING

    March 19, 2013 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
    • WILL

      I agree, he should be hung by his ego or made to pay out his a– he belongs in a jail were he could kiss all he wants! stupid JERK!

      March 19, 2013 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
    • mary

      I agree he has no right to kiss anyone, who knows were his mouth has been?

      March 19, 2013 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
    • 77

      this is the girlie tour

      March 19, 2013 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
    • petergay

      Madonna didn't want to kiss Anderson!? But she did want to squeeze his ASS!!!

      March 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Sokman

    Dont feel bad Madonna, they wouldnt take Cooper either.

    March 19, 2013 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  17. TTTTT

    he exploded and call the blue now...please get it out of here...

    March 18, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ashely deerer

      Wow… My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy guy
      They met through ~~ŔichWoo.Ćoм~~ a good place to talk with successful wealthy guys and beautiful classy women (athletes,doctors,CEOs,models,lawyers,celebrities,etc….)perhaps you can have a try

      March 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Best of Luck Mands

    the old man anderson is taking charge now...

    March 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Tony Esquivel

    Anderson Cooper you are a great man, a leader, a decent respected man and a man I admire. Great touching speech!

    Love you man!

    March 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Peace ✌

    She looks like the female version of Woody from Toy Story, don't ya think?

    March 18, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Darlene F. Robinson

    The irst time I've ever suspected Madonna of being drugged up. That is F'd up huh?

    March 18, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  22. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    I want to throw my stink nuggets at Madonna's forehead.

    March 18, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Gross

    Stop embarrassing yourself and the media

    March 18, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |

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