Andy Cohen Calls Boy Band One Direction “Twinks”, Tweets Apology

Bravo power-gay Andy Cohen was on the Today show yesterday when he called One Direction a group of “twinks”—then proceeded to say the sky was blue, the Earth was round and Kathie Lee Gifford a lush with a great set of gams.

“This morning, I went into the normal green room that we typically go into,” Cohen recalled. “I barged in, there are all these people in front of us. Oh, it’s all the leftover One Direction fans. I barged right into a room of twinks: One Direction! Security was not exactly too tight, with all due respect. I barged right in. It was crazy!”

The only thing crazy is that Andy expected us to believe he randomly barged in. Sounds more like he was a man on a mission, but we digress.

Cohen had previously referred to the group in similar terms when he tweeted, “No joke just walked right into One Direction greenroom!! The blond dude was shirtless #HolyTwink.”

Sensing a pattern to these abrupt barging-ins but we’re moving along.

Following his Today show comment Cohen once again took to his Twitter, this time to apologize: “misused word earlier — I just meant they’re cute.

But with nary a hairy chest among them, Cohen was just called it like he saw it. Was an apology really necessary?


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  • MK Ultra

    “Twink” is a nice way of putting it. They are a collective of mildly talented to not talented at all, but attractive himbos (Seinfeld ref), who on their own would be nothing. You wouldn’t hear from them. You wouldn’t hear their songs on the radio. But under the guidance of a music company Svengali, who understands music marketing 101 – RE horny teenage girls looking for a fantasy boyfriend = mucho mucho profits, they were able to get their 15.
    To wrap it up, they’re in a boyband and are paid to basically look good . That is twink. If it wasn’t a boyband, it would be escorting.

  • Dumdum

    @MK Ultra: You got it spot on mate.

  • balehead

    Be careful Andy…or you’ll have to give them a settlement to be quiet too!!

  • boring

    I haven’t heard from them.

    I don’t hear their songs on the radio.

    Because I am sane and don’t turn on my radio.

  • Brian

    Andy Cohen appears to be trash and Bravo is a horrible excuse for a TV channel.

    Seriously, why do we even pay attention to people like Andy? He’s got very little in common with ordinary gay men. Too much time in the celebrity-driven media divorces gay men from the reality of what it means to be a gay man in America. His use of the twink word is testament to that.

  • hamoboy

    Why does he have to apologize? They’re all over 18, it doesn’t matter how young their fans are, the singers themselves are all legal adults.

  • WayDifferent

    Maybe Andy can “jew ’em down” for a gratis performance at his next house party.

  • PTBoat

    And the problem with his statement is?

  • Sukhrajah


    I assume because ‘twink’ is a sexually charged term, usually reserved to describe gay men. I too, do not see the sensitivity as necessary, but Andy did, and I assume here as well that he has his reasons for doing so.

  • Chris415

    Maybe Andy can call himself out as Jack-hole of the day on his own show for his unnecessary apology?

  • Jonathan26

    @WayDifferent: That is a racist thing to say and something that, as a gay Jewish man, I find really personally offensive. Even more so on a gay website. People that are hated should never hate. That, as MLK said, only increases the hate.

  • Evji108

    Most straight people don’t even know what twink means, especially anyone over 30. It is not sexually charged at all, it is a name for a certain type of young guy, which they fit pretty closely. I don’t think he needed to apologize, but then maybe he was just covering all his bases.

  • Gus

    I don’t see why he apologized, let’s see they are young, they “play” and smack each other, they are focused on their appearances, their music is bubblegum pop and as their music they can be thrown away and a new one will be replacing them, in essence these kids are twinks, good to hear them once but never twice; yes, I firmly believe they are twinks if he value them on their music and image.

  • Gus

    @Gus: We*

  • LaTeesha

    Never heard of these people. But, I’m old so that’s probably why.

  • Gus

    @LaTeesha: I heard about them by accident when I friend of mine who is 28 sent me the song, I asked her Andrea they look a little bit weird. And, she said their name, One Direction but I couldn’t distinguish them from 20 other boybands from the last 30 years.

  • iBLOW

    Maybe they did it because they don’t need more people fueling the “One Direction is gay flames”, really its know that one guy in every boy band is gay (even the black ones). Everybody says it’s Harry and Louis and after seeing their pics together I’m starting to believe it.

  • Gus

    @iBLOW: I have to say you are right, almost every boyband have the token character or they are composed in that way, with them I don’t know to be honest but I firmly start to believe that they have too much fun around themselves.

  • Brad007

    Does this mean I can call Andy a talentless moron?

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