Kathy Griffin claims Andy Cohen is 'deeply misogynistic' after Cohen trolls paparazzo by pretending not to know her

Kathy Griffin may need to brush up on her memes.

The comedian lashed out at Andy Cohen on Friday after Cohen claimed to TMZ he'd never heard of her -- which Twitter users instantly recognized as a nod to a go-to Mariah Carey meme.

"Who? Who?" Cohen said as the paparazzo tried to ask him about Griffin. "I don't know her."

The feigned ignorance was a throw to Carey, who a few years ago said "I don't know her" when a reporter asked her about rival Jennifer Lopez.

Cohen will replace Griffin alongside Anderson Cooper this December for CNN's annual New Year's Eve broadcast, and although the exchange with the TMZ reporter is seemingly in jest, Griffin clearly took it to heart.

"He is NOT kidding w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog," Griffin tweeted. "Deeply misogynistic."

Griffin did not elaborate on Cohen's alleged misogynistic behavior.

If Griffin was in the dark about the meme, she's not alone -- the cameraman also had no idea what Cohen was doing.

"This is a bizarre interview, man!" he said. "You don't know who Kathy Griffin is?"

Cohen stared at him with a blank expression: "I'm trying to remember..."

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Andy Cohen and Patricia Clarkson visit SiriusXM Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 5: Andy Cohen attends the Todd Snyder February 2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week: Mens' at Pier 59 Studios on February 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Andy Cohen attends the 92nd Street Y Presents Dan Rather Discussing His New Book 'What Unites Us' at 92nd Street Y on January 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: TV host Andy Cohen attends the screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Call Me By Your Name' hosted by Calvin Klein and The Cinema Society at Museum of Modern Art on November 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: SiriusXM's Town Hall with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell hosted by Andy Cohen (C) at SiriusXM Studios on November 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Andy Cohen attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: SiriusXM host Andy Cohen and actress Diane Lane pose for photos during a taping of 'Andy Cohen Live' on SiriusXM's Radio Andy at the SiriusXM Studios on May 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Andy Cohen and Naomi Campbell attend Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: TV personality Andy Cohen attends The Sean Penn & Friends Haiti Takes Root Benefit Dinner & Auction Supporting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: (L-R) Andy Cohen, David Diehl, and Christy Turlington speak onstage during MTV's 2017 College Signing Day With Michelle Obama at The Public Theater on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
TODAY -- Pictured: Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Andy Cohen on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Goldie Hawn, Andy Cohen and Amy Schumer during the SiriusXM Town Hall with Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer on Andy Cohen� Exclusive SiriusXM channel Radio Andy at SiriusXM Studio on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Television personality Caitlyn Jenner (L) and host Andy Cohen speak during the SiriusXM 'Town Hall' with Caitlyn Jenner; 'Town Hall' to air on Andy Cohen's exclusive SiriusXM Channel Radio Andy at SiriusXM Studios on April 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) SiriusXM host Andy Cohen poses with actor Samuel L. Jackson during a taping of SiriusXM's Radio Andy at the SiriusXM Studios on March 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 04: Bravo Media's Andy Cohen hosts The 8th Annual Lenny Zakim Fund Casino Night In Boston at Four Seasons Hotel on March 4, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for The Lenny Zakim Fund )
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 27: Lisa Kudrow (R) and Andy Cohen pose together at SiriusXM Studios on February 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Andy Cohen and Ricky Martin attend SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' With Ricky Martin (L); 'Town Hall' To Air On Andy Cohen's (R) Exclusive SiriusXM Channel Radio Andy on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Tim Olyphant and Drew Barrymore interviewed for SiriusXM's Town Hall to air on Andy Cohen's Exclusive SiriusXM Channel Radio Andy on January 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) -- Episode 477 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Seth Meyers talks with Andy Cohen backstage on January 24, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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