Thomas Retzlaff Punks Anderson Cooper; January, 2013

Trolls like to say outrageous, inflammatory things to generate emotional responses. They do this for kicks, it gives them a thrill to create upset. Thomas Retzlaff is a major troll, he’s been doing it full time for years but for him it’s more than thrills, it’s also sexual.

Tom punked the Anderson Cooper Live show by passing himself off as James Smith, the supposed webmaster of a revenge porn site and one of Retzlaff’s known aliases. You can’t blame the show’s staff for being taken in, I’m sure none of them considered anyone would be so disturbed as to impersonate a revenge porn site owner for a show where he’d be roasted by Anderson. But Tommy is a very seasoned conman and a chronic predator who enjoys being deliberately offensive.