anderson cooper*Anderson Cooper let it all hang out and got real mean with a fellow flight member on a recent flight on United Airlines.

During a visit on “Kathy,” the new Kathy Griffin show on Bravo, the television journalist shared an incident he had with an amateur paparazzo.

As he was attempting to get some private shut eye, he noticed the man in front of him was taking his picture.

“I’m sitting there incredulous that he thinks I don’t see him …  and he’s still taking the pictures,” Cooper said. “Normally I would just be like, we’re not gonna win this one. But lately I’ve become emboldened, and I grab the guy on the shoulder, and I said something to the effect of, ‘Bitch, what the f*ck are you doing?’”

Whoa, hold it there Anderson.

“It was one of those things, as soon as I said it, I was like ‘I can’t believe I just said this to a guy,” he commented.

Adding to the awkward moment, he mentioned famous figure skater Johnny Weir was sitting right next to him.

Well, at this point, the “bitch” might as well post the photos online so we can all see Anderson Cooper’s own “bitchassness,” too.