Anderson Cooper Apologizes For ‘Dyngus Day’ Laughing Fit


By Alex Weprin Comment

As we noted yesterday CNN anchor Anderson Cooper got into a bit of a laughing fir during “The RidicuList” while talking about the holiday “Dyngus Day.” The holiday is a very real and significant one in Poland and in Polish communities across the U.S., so some groups were not pleased with his reaction.

In a statement to the NY Daily News, Cooper apologized, and noted that he was not laughing at the holiday, but rather his inability to keep his composure:

“I am concerned to hear that some people believe that I called Dyngus Day celebrations ‘stupid’ or in any way criticized this holiday. I did not. While in the midst of a silly giggle fit I said ‘this is so stupid’ in reference to my inability to stop laughing,” Cooper said in a statement.

“I was not saying Dyngus Day was ‘so stupid.’ I apologize to anyone who got the impression that I was being critical of Dyngus Day. I am genuinely sorry if I offended anyone by the lighthearted tone of the ‘RidicuList.’”