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Anderson Cooper Loses It on Air Again, Offending Viewers -- and Triggering an Apology Deadline

Anderson Cooper was struck by a second on-air giggling fit, leading him to apologize for a comment he uttered while trying to regain his composure, reports Deadline.com.

The giggling fit came eight months after his first fit, which was triggered by a poo-poo joke in a RidicuList segment, the story points out.

In the most recent incident, Cooper was telling his viewers about the Polish-American post-lent holiday called Dyngus Day. After uttering the word "pussy willow," Cooper started giggling and said, "This is so stupid," leading some viewers to believe he was maligning the holiday, the piece notes.

"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,” Cooper said. “While in the midst of a silly giggle fit I said ‘this is so stupid’ in reference to my inability to stop laughing. … I am genuinely sorry if I offended anyone by the lighthearted tone of the 'RidicuList.'”

Here’s the original Dyngus Day piece where Cooper loses it: