Kathy Griffin, who has always been edgy in her public endeavors, was blasted for offering Anderson Cooper oral sex on the set of CNN's New Year's Eve Live. Despite the controversy, Griffin refuses to apologize.
Two-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee, Kathy Griffin, has long been known for her crude sense of humor and "rapid fire wit." So, when ringing in 2013, the 52-year-old performer was, as so claims a very "angry" Parents Television Council, very much "obscene and unhinged" along with CNN's Anderson Cooper on the network's New Year's Eve Live broadcast.
PTC president told TMZ that Griffin, who "has shown increasing contempt for the audience," made numerous offers to the otherwise openly gay Cooper to give him a round of fellatio.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Griffin stated bluntly to David Letterman on Wednesday: "If you think this is the part where I'm going to apologize, you are sorely mistaken."
"I tried, ladies and gays, I tried. For you," she went on.
As far as those concerned parents, Tim Winter let TMZ know that "the onus is now on CNN. 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."
Winter also pointed out that the argument stating most children are asleep at such a time is invalid, since kids generally stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Letterman did ask Griffin how she would react if a man came up to her and put an offer on the table in the same vein she did with Cooper.
"If it was Anderson Cooper, myself and every other gay guy and woman, I'd unzip so fast. Hands down," replied Griffin.