Another day, another feud. Just days after "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm and reality star Kim Kardashian exchanged words, it seems the always-controversial M.I.A. and journalist/talk-show host Anderson Cooper are going head to head on Twitter themselves.
It all started when the outspoken MC took to Twitter to claim that Cooper had called her a terrorist. "@AndersonCooper called me a terrorist for speaking out, and expressed support for the SLgov when this was happening," she tweeted about the documentary "The Killing Fields," which chronicles the 2009 assault on the Tamil Tigers by the Sri Lankan army. M.I.A. is of Sri Lankan descent, and her father, Arul Pragasam, is a Tamil activist.
She continued, "Someone should make @AndersonCooper watch it / film it and show the world what happens when respected journos get it wrong #killingfields."
He didn't take the accusation lightly when he tweeted in response to her claim, initially asking her "What are you talking about?" before adding, "@miauniverse, you are mistaken. I never called you a terrorist. I don't even know who you are other than the lady who sang at superbowl. @miauniverse. by the way, I defended your finger pointing at the superbowl, so check your facts. I've no idea what youre tweeting about." (He was referring to her middle-finger flash during her Super Bowl performance with Madonna.)
She then tried to explain where she believed he called her a terrorist: "@andersoncooper YOU CALLED ME A LADY TAMIL TIGER when i talked about tamil civilians dying, and u printed a retraction," she said, linking to an editorial on the "AC 360" blog, not written by Cooper. She continued, "@andersoncooper in 2009 u linked to a articl that was written about me with false info. there was a rebuttal on ur 360 site. @andersoncooper 2 months later 1ce every tamil had been silenced including me, the SLGOV carried out the killing of 40,000 civilians."
Cooper then went on to explain, "@miauniverse you've gone from saying 'I wrote', 'I called you,' to saying my cnn show blog had a link to an article. Big difference. we link to many articles with different viewpoints, and we gave you an opportunity to respond. I can understand your frustration if someone wrote untrue things about you, and I'm glad you were able to respond. ... and the brutal war in SL has not gotten enough coverage in the US, and I know that very upsetting."
In the end, it seems the two were able to settle their differences. The rapper added, "@andersoncooper p.s thank you for defending my finger , please watch Channel4 #killingfields by @jonsnowC4. im glad u understand but please watch #killingfields because this is what i was trying to say."
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