Kathy Griffin hardly ever apologizes for her antics, and her New Year’s Eve shenanigans are no exceptions.
The comedienne told David Letterman Wednesday night that she had no intention of making amends for simulating oral sex on Anderson Cooper several times during CNN’s New Year’s Eve special.
“If you think this is the part where I’m going to apologize for trying to go down on Anderson Cooper, you are sorely mistaken,” she said. “I tried, ladies and gays, I tried for you.”
When Letterman asked the 52-year-old what she would do if a man did that to her on television, she said, “If it was Anderson Cooper — myself and every other gay guy and woman — I’d unzip so fast.”
As we have previously reported, Cooper was generally congenial about Griffin’s behavior but seemed to get annoyed the more times she tried to kiss his “sardine.”
Not missing a beat, the Parents Television Council was quick to call out CNN for Griffin’s actions, saying, “Either the network has a policy that allows its on-air talent to fondle a co-anchor’s genitals, or it has a policy that forbids such conduct.”
The PTC also said:
“The networks’ feeble ‘kids should be in bed’ argument doesn’t apply here because there are millions of families who let their kids stay up late on New Year’s Eve. In fact, networks are more likely to be broadcasting to audiences of families who stayed home to celebrate together than to singletons in their 20s and 30s who are more likely to be out at a bar, club or party.”
You can watch the video of Griffin on the Late Show below.
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