June 22nd, 2011
12:42 AM ET

The RidicuList: Hutchison-Stodden critics

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper explains why Critics of the marriage between Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden have earned a spot on AC360's RidicuList.

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. daylight

    really, the 51 and 16 year old who have tied the knot , all the power to you . if that is not crazy ,do not know what is.

    June 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  2. Matt

    What's wrong with old men marrying young girls? It's all over the Bible...

    June 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
  3. Kathleen Berg

    This was soooo funny! Great job Anderson

    June 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  4. kim

    I could not have given a better RidicuList commentary Anderson! This "lost"guy needs to be roasted over a barbecue pit and this little "Christian"girl who has no clue about the world needs to be grounded and sent to her room. "Cool" parents? What a joke.

    June 22, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
  5. Janis Maltos

    Thanks for making me laugh out loud this morning, Anderson Cooper!

    June 22, 2011 at 11:56 am |
  6. edith esparzayoung

    i am a public school teacher and mother of a 13 year old. THANK YOU for this story!!! I dont want to be a cool parent!! I want to be a good one!! Outstanding work! Kudos to your parents!

    June 22, 2011 at 11:36 am |
  7. Shari

    Keepin' it "for RIL". Luv the way you animated it AC!

    June 22, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  8. Ben

    AC's commentary on the Courtney Stodden marriage was entertaining, but it also shows, in a mocking way, how our ideas about marriage and the age of spouses has changed radically in the last 100 years. According to Christian legend, the Blessed Virgin Mary was no more than 14 when she married St. Joseph, who was in his 50s. The founder of Québec City, Samuel de Champlain was in his 50s in the early 17th century when he married Hélène Boullé, who was 12 or 14 (the sources vary). In the American colonies, the lower age limit for marriage was 12. In Utah, as recently as the year 2000, the lower limit was 14.

    June 22, 2011 at 10:08 am |
  9. Ron May

    Hey Anderson,
    Re: The marriage between the 52 and 16 year old. Who cares? Is that news-worthy? I didn't see you comment on Hefner, or Michael Douglas etc. Obviously it's idiotic, but it's their business, not news. Funny how the people with
    their own abberations are so critical of other people. At least he married a woman. At least, it's a"normal " relationship.
    Not "straight' ... normal. Being called "staight" is offensive to me .. I'm normal. Don't put a name on me because you have a problem. I think men marrying men is a lot more ridiculous then then this marriage.

    Ron May

    June 22, 2011 at 10:04 am |
  10. Connie

    She is a minor, people. I imagine a money grubbing one at that!

    June 22, 2011 at 8:39 am |
  11. Karen

    Just wow....thanks AC....that was hilarious.....unbelievable what parents let their kids do these days!

    June 22, 2011 at 7:58 am |
  12. David Shurtz

    CNN and AC: Having AC comment on what is a politically correct relationship is like having the POPE speaking on behalf of planned parenthood. You having a known homosexual giving the public advice on what is a correct relationship in order to improve his ratings. (Sex sells). The only way that this could happen is if CNN is in bed with AC. I am going to save my time and watch Aljazeera which does report real news.

    June 22, 2011 at 4:05 am |
  13. Susi Carrier Winby

    Anderson...I love you! lol!!!!

    June 22, 2011 at 2:55 am |
  14. Krista Vann

    Smart girl. This marriage will have a much better rate of return than the Vanguard 529.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:50 am |
  15. Sandy Jones

    Really enjoyed your presentation of the ridiculist tonight! Well done with "tongue in cheek."

    Sandy Jones

    June 22, 2011 at 2:36 am |
  16. marilyn

    Anderson, love your satirical comedy bits on the RidicuList segment! You don't miss a beat except for one tiny thing – you sort of go out of character at the end when you are ending off and announcing the break. You go back to your normal, dignified self (which I love too!) whereas I think you should just stay in the comic character you were in. But otherwise – you are hilarious and this is yet another one of your gifts. 🙂

    June 22, 2011 at 2:17 am |
  17. Mandi

    I could not agree with you more. Thanks for putting this out there.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:13 am |
  18. lezlie

    LOL so-so-so funny!! once again AC you hit it out of the ball park.. sharing is caring 🙂

    June 22, 2011 at 2:04 am |
  19. Linda Graham

    Anderson, YOU CRACK ME UP!
    The Ridiculist is the best thing on CNN... and your hilarious delivery is PERFECT and PRICELESS!!!
    Keep 'em coming!!!

    June 22, 2011 at 2:04 am |
  20. Courtney B.

    They'll let a 16 year old marry a 51 year old but they won't let a man marry a man or a woman marry a woman? Such crap! Most of today's youth are corrupt on the fact that they think that their first love is forever and as a result throw away their life when they get married. How long is this marriage going to last, 2 weeks? Where are this girl's parents in the equation? If my children in the future tell me they want to get married and they're under 18, I'm putting my foot down because that is down right ridiculous to get married under 25. Like my mother tells me, the 16 year old self isn't the same as the 26 year old self.

    June 22, 2011 at 1:44 am |