Anderson Cooper has apologized for his comments about an annual Catholic holiday in Poland called Dyngus Day. During a recent edition of "AC360," Cooper burst into fits of laughter and said "this is so stupid" while watching a video clip of people in Buffalo, New York celebrating the holiday.
The holiday celebrates the end of lent and is traditionally celebrated by boys sprinkling water on girls they like and girls tapping the boys back with a pussy willow branch.
"Would Anderson Cooper dare make fun of the Islamic holiday Id al-Fitr, in which Muslims spend three days celebrating their month-long fast?" Alex Storozynski, president of the Kosciuszko Foundation, which promotes cultural ties between the U.S. and Poland.
"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.'"
by RTT Staff Writer
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