Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper shocked viewers across America on live CNN as they played New Year pranks. Kathy Griffin did not strip this year, instead she simulated oral sex on co-host Anderson Cooper as well as making jokes about his ‘sack’.
When Anderson Cooper wanted to take a minute from the upbeat, for some serious news on the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, Griffin told him it should be called ‘the fisting cliff’.
Viewers were shocked at the comic’s continuous racy jokes and outlandish behavior of Griffin.
National correspondent Gary Tuchman reported live from Eastport, Maine, where the custom on new year’s is to kiss a statue of an eight-foot sardine that they drop from the town’s museum.
As the people of Eastport kissed the sardine, Griffin dropped to her knees in New York’s Time Square and kissed Cooper’s crotch over and over again.
Lewd: As the people of Eastport kissed the sardine, Griffin dropped to her knees in New York’s Time Square and kissed Cooper’s crotch over and over again
This year’s stunt: As Kathy drops to her knees again, Cooper desperately tries to bring her to her feet and pretend she has dropped something
Once again, trying to cover up the lewd act, Anderson asked her if she dropped something. ‘No I was kissing your sardine,’ she replied.
As he tried to lift her to her feet, Kathy continued to try to kiss his crotch saying: ‘I can do this all night long’ and ‘I’m going down. You know you want to.’
The racy tomfoolery was only stopped when they cut to Brooke Baldwin in New Orleans.
This behavior is just another in a long line of inappropriate gaffes.
This morning, Twitter and other social networking sites exploded with comments blasting Griffin’s behavior and CNN for allowing her to host the show again when she has a history of outrageous behavior.
Darcy tweeted: ‘I see tasteless, classless fame-whore @kathygriffin was once again a guttersnipe in search of 15 minutes more on @cnn last night. Gak.’
Dan Strnad wrote: ‘A child mimics a gun with his fingers and he’s kicked out of school. Kathy Griffin kisses Coopers crotch on live TV and it’s funny.’
Michael Hairston said: ‘Kathy Griffin kisses Anderson Cooper’s crotch on live TV…….millions of school children were FORCED to watch this FILTH! IDIOT!’
Wiselatin commented: ‘Just blocked cnn with the parental controls. Griffin is absolutely disgusting.’
Livedwell said: ‘CNN is tanking and will do anything for ratings including lewd behavior like this. Just one of many reasons I don’t watch CNN.’
A spokesperson for CNN has yet to respond to MailOnline’s request for comment.